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Lifeshare: Local blood supply at critically low level

by Minden Press-Herald

Special to the Minden Press-Herald

The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with only enough to last two days.

Anyone who may be able to donate blood is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive.

Donated blood is often used as part of a life-saving medical treatment for accident victims, patients with blood disorders, those undergoing cancer treatments, experiencing complications during childbirth, and many more situations.

“No one has a guarantee they will make it home safe and healthy each day. Medical emergencies and accidents happen far too often, and many of us just expect blood to be there for us and our loved ones” said Tina Martinez, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, LifeShare Blood Center.

“A low blood supply is a serious concern since blood can’t be manufactured-someone choosing to donate is the only source. Enough people must willingly donate before the patient needs it, or the outcome can be devastating.”

For more information call 800-256-4483 or go to http://www.lifeshare.org.

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