North Memorial Blood Drive
DULUTH, Minn.– Blood supplies are dangerously low in the northland. North Memorial Blood Center is currently looking for people to give blood.
Typically, blood donation centers need a 5 to 7 day supply, and earlier this month they were down to just 2 to three days. Now its dropped to the critical level where places like the memorial blood centers has just a one to two day supply. They encourage people with all blood types to donate so patients who need it for traumatic injuries, surgeries, cancer treatments, organ transplants, and more can have successful procedures. One blood donation can save up to three lives.
“We know of people, we work with people, who are alive because of donated blood. That’s the human factor. And what is so important is that understanding that when somebody is in the hospital needing blood, this is where it comes from,” Driver for Memorial Blood Center, Paul Charles, says.
Walk-in donors are welcome but appointments are encouraged. To register you can schedule online, on their website.