Emergency Blood Shortage: Vitalant Issues Call for Donors

Blood Supply down more than 25% since May


WYOMING (July 17, 2023) — Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant has an emergency blood shortage and urges all eligible donors to schedule a blood donation this July to prevent treatment delays for patients who need lifesaving transfusions.

Exacerbated by the Fourth of July holiday week, the ongoing seasonal drop in blood donations since May has sharply reduced the available blood supply for patients by more than 25%, resulting in less than three-day supply of most blood types. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is critical to helping patients after accidents and other emergencies...

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