MEDIC has a critical need for several blood types, platelets

Hospital demand for blood products continues to be high, and MEDIC Regional Blood Center says that donor turnout isn’t keeping up.

MEDIC says it has less than a two-day supply of blood types A Positive, O Positive, and O Negative and what it describes as a low inventory of A Negative blood, in addition to what it called a critical need for blood platelets, which last only 7 days.

While walk-ins are OK for most blood donations, appointments are preferred for all but required for platelet donations.  MEDIC says that appointments “allow our staff to mitigate wait times and control donor flow.”  Appointments can be made online at www.medicblood.org.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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