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Less Than One Day’s Supply Of O+ Blood Remains

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Less than one day’s supply of O-Positive blood is available through Blood Assurance Monday.

“Usage was very high last week and we need our community to come out in full force to help get these types where they need to be to ensure we have what we need for our local patients,” Blood Assurance Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Culler said.

O-Negative, A-Positive, A-Negative, and B-Positive blood are also in short supply currently. Blood Assurance continues to collect blood at its Broad Street location in Cookeville.

“Summer is here and that means increased travel. Culler said. “That coupled with our limited collection abilities due to COVID-19 can create problems with the blood supply which is why we need anyone who can donate to give now.”

Blood Assurance continues to take extra precautions at this time to ensure the safety of donors and staff. Staff are wearing masks and frequently disinfecting all items and surfaces used by donors. They are also accepting donors by appointment only and these appointments are being spaced apart to ensure adequate distance. Blood donation is essential to the infrastructure of healthcare and the only way to ensure patients have the blood they need is for people to donate. Blood cannot be manufactured and all blood used in community hospitals is from volunteer donors.


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