The Puget Sound Blood Center has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations after a multi-state network outage Friday triggered a blood shortage in Western Washington. The emergency shortage locally was triggered by a cancellation of scheduled blood drives and suspension of collections at all donor centers because of the loss of telephone and computer connectivity,…More
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The recent holidays have taken their toll on the community’s blood supply, according to the Puget Sound Blood Center, which is calling for donations. The organization, which supplies blood and blood products to most of Western Washington, said its blood suppply is at critically low levels. In all, the holiday season has resulted in about 30 percent…More
Puget Sound Blood Center Thursday issued an appeal for blood donors during the holidays. Donations typically drop by about 30 percent while surgeries, and emergency room-visits don’t take a break, said David Leitch, director of donor and volunteer resources. Leitch said there is a specific need for O-negative blood donors, ‘universal donors’ whose blood can be…More
An increased demand for type O negative blood in the past 10 days has created a significant shortage in this area, and the Puget Sound Blood Center is asking for your help. The blood center says it has seen a 15 percent spike in the need for type O negative blood at area hospitals in the…More