Blood Center Issues S.O.S. For Donations Amid Critical Shortage
The center said that a higher-than-expected number of surgeries at local hospitals and a dearth of donations over the holidays exacerbated the situation.
San Jose Mercury News:
Stanford Blood Center Facing Critical Blood Shortage
Stanford Blood Center urgently needs blood donations because of a critical shortage. A Stanford representative said the center has just a two-day supply of O-negative blood and is also in dire need of platelet donors. O-negative is a crucial — and rare — blood type because it is compatible with any patient. (Kelly, 1/10)