Blood shortage sparks plea for local donations


Local News

June 30, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Allen County Regional Hospital and the American Red Cross are urging people to donate blood Monday and Tuesday, citing a critical shortage of some types of blood.

The Red Cross is running so low on Group O blood and Rh-negative blood types that they’re supplying blood at 75 percent of typical levels, said Traci Plumlee, public relations director with ACRH. The hospital purchases all of its blood from the Red Cross.

“Donors can help supply blood products to patients at our local hospital and help save lives right here in Allen County, or in areas of the greatest need,” Plumlee said.

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