As of Thursday afternoon, September 21st, Blood Assurance had only 110 units, which is a half-day supply. That’s 600 units short of where they need to be.
O-positive is the most common blood type, accounting for nearly 40 % of the U.S. population, and is always in high demand from area hospitals.
As a result of the low supply, Blood Assurance officials may be forced to urge area hospitals to postpone elective surgeries until the supply stabilizes.
Donors are urged to schedule an appointment at www.bloodassurance.org/schedule or walk in to any donation center or mobile blood drive.
All donors who give through the end of the month will be entered into a giveaway promotion for a Macbook. Blood Assurance is giving away three of the laptops.