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Nebraska Community Blood Bank says it has a blood emergency – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-06-08 13:38:02 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — Due to the long period of decline in donations, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank has announced a “blood emergency” and is seeking donations to provide hospitals with life-saving blood.

“There is a national shortage,” said Cheryl Warholski, director of operations. “Currently, we can only provide three days’ worth of blood to more than 20 local hospitals. The long-term effects of the pandemic have virtually eliminated the first donors in high school and college, with donors aged 17 to 24 years. It’s been a year of 41% decrease. “

In addition to the shortage, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank said there was a surge in demand for patients seeking care that had been postponed for the past 15 months during the pandemic. I did. “

“As our region reopens, we are stepping up outreach efforts to raise awareness and encourage those who have not donated before the pandemic to return to blood donations,” said Wohoroski.

To help, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank is calling on people to donate, saying the donor will be enrolled in a ticket draw for a local baseball game.

You can sign up to see more details http://www.ncbb.org/..

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