Coffee Memorial asking for blood donors after flu causes low donor turnout

Coffee Memorial asking for blood donors after flu causes low donor turnout

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Coffee Memorial Blood Center is asking for the public’s help after regular donor turnout has seen a decrease due to the flu.

Because so many regular donors have been ill, or taking care of sick family members, Coffee Memorial is urging all healthy adults, ages 16 and up, to give blood.

Blood donors can give blood the same day they receive a flu vaccine and those who have been diagnosed with the flu should wait seven days since their last symptoms to donate.

Donations can be made at any nearby mobile drive, which can be found online, or at the Coffee Memorial Blood Center at 7500 Wallace Boulevard in Amarillo.

Appointments are not required but can be made by calling (806) 331-8833.

Healthy donors...please help! 😊 It has been a tough few weeks of low donor turnout due to the flu! If you are able,...

Posted by Coffee Memorial Blood Center on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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