LifeShare Blood Center working to replenish region’s supply; Orange drive planned

Published 12:06 am Saturday, January 20, 2024

As winter weather made its way through the region, the area’s blood supply was drastically impacted.

LifeShare Blood Center is calling all donors to help replenish the region’s blood supply.

“LifeShare supplies blood and blood products to over 100 local hospitals; regardless of the weather happening around us, patients in our communities still need blood,” says Mandi Johnson, Director of Community Engagement.

The Orange Police Department is hosting the LifeShare Bus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 26) for a blood drive. The community is invited.

LifeShare’s goal is to maintain a three-day supply of blood to support patients in local hospitals, but levels are currently hovering at a one-day supply due to severe winter weather.

LifeShare is urging everyone to donate at their nearest donor center or mobile drive when they are able to safely do so.

To find a donor center or mobile drive near you, visit lifeshare.org/give.