Coffee Memorial Blood Center asking people to donate, blood supply ‘dangerously low’

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 10:15 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:29 PM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Coffee Memorial Blood Center is asking people to reschedule appointments as the weather clears due to critically low levels of blood supply.

The blood center says a significant number of appointments were cancelled and before the cancellations, donations were already down.

They typically has a three- to five-day supply of blood available but is well below that level. This could impact hospital needs.

Those who donate at a donor center Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26 will receive their choice of a winter hat, gloves or ice scraper.

Successful donors will also receive an alien themed “Save the Humans” T-shirt.

The blood center needs 120 blood donations each day to maintain an ample supply of blood for state hospitals.

Appointments to donate can be made online or by calling 877-340-8777.