Monday morning the Indiana Blood Center issued an emergency appeal for donations. The situation has become critical and as of now there is less than a one day supply of all blood types.
During the summer months donations are at their lowest but the need is at its highest. The drop in donors during this time is partially due to vacations and the lack of college and high school blood drives.
These events create the most donations throughout the year the IBC says donors are important for many reasons.
“Natural disaster, traffic fatality, or a pile up on the interstate. You know there’s lots of different scenarios there. So people that come in today are helping for those potential situations in the future and not to mention the people in the hospital who are sick that need transfusions” says Amy Rose, Donor Center specialist.
The IBC encourages donors to set up an appointment and help save patients in need.