The San Diego Blood Bank asked residents to donate blood Friday due to low supplies around the county.
According to the blood bank, recent storms led to the cancellation of several blood drives this week. The canceled drives included one at a local high school where blood bank officials had expected to collect up to 70 pints of blood.
“San Diego Blood Bank relies on consistent donations to keep the blood supply at a safe level,” said San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis. “When weather disrupts our ability to maintain a safe blood supply, we must put out a special call to our community to help fill the gap.”
Residents in good health ages 17 and older who weigh at least 114 pounds are eligible to donate blood.
Eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible by visiting sandiegobloodbank.org or calling the blood bank at 1 (800) 469-7322. Residents can donate at any of the organization’s donor centers around the county, including on Presidents Day.
–City News Service
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