Blood Supply Hits Emergency Low Levels

Donors urged to give immediately for local patients OKLAHOMA CITY, June 22, 2021 ─ A nationwide blood shortage has reached Oklahoma, as blood donations have reached emergency low levels. The shortage has been worsened by consistently high hospital usage, leaving blood centers around the nation short of all blood types heading into the upcoming July 4th holiday period. The local blood supply is currently at a 1-2 day supply, well below the usual 4-5 day threshold Oklahoma Blood Institute feels secure having on hand. “In the past month, we’ve seen a dramatic drop in blood donations, an alarming development when…

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