Coffee Memorial Blood Center asking for donors due to emergency blood shortage

Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 10:09 AM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Coffee Memorial Blood Center is asking for blood donors as they face an emergency shortage of blood.

The center said due to expected weather, they are in need of emergency blood donors of all types.

“To many, winter weather means a day at home with their families. For us, it could mean a seriously depleted blood supply,” said Dr. John Armitage, president and CEO of Coffee Memorial Blood Center. “For patients needing blood and their loved ones, it could be a day of waiting and worrying if we cannot build back our supply of life-saving blood.”

People who have received the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can donate without any waiting period.

“Our generous donors have always stepped up when the need is great,” Armitage said. “We’re counting on them now, as we face a period of historic weather and pandemic-related challenges. At a time of great need, every single unit matters.”

Appointments can be made online or by calling (806) 331-8833.

This is NOT a drill. Blood donors are needed NOW. Due to expected winter weather, we have an emergency need for blood...

Posted by Coffee Memorial Blood Center on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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