(picture courtesy of The United Blood Services website)
According to an article from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Arizona is running out of blood. The article quotes the Arizona Republic by stating,
“The rapidly spreading Zika virus outbreak has prompted United Blood Services officials to request all eligible blood donors to get out to donate — and fast.
Donors who have traveled recently to areas hit by the virus can’t donate, limiting supply. At the same time, officials say patient transfusion rates have surged 13 percent above normal levels.”
Those that are able to donate are encouraged to do so. Wickenburg Community Hospital in partnership with Wickenburg Elks Community Blood Drive and United Blood Services will host a drive Tuesday, August 16 in the Hospital Activity Room from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
You can visit United Blood Services and schedule an appointment.
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