The Rock River Valley Blood Center says they once again are on a very short supply for all blood types. Right now, they’re operating on less than a two-day supply of A-positive and O-negative, less than a one day supply of B-negative and less than a half day supply of O-positive B-positive and A-negative.
The center says they have hit a critical low several times this summer due to vacations and a rise in accidents.
Heidi Ognibene says every donation helps.
“If we don’t have the blood on the shelves when it’s needed, we aren’t going to be able to help people. The reality is that we need to have the blood ready and available to be used. We don’t want to be in a situation where we have nothing,” said Ognibene.
It takes less than an hour to donate. Ognibene says one visit can save up to three lives.