UAB facing blood shortage

Make an appointment with the Red Cross and give blood today.

There is a critical need for O-negative blood and apheresis platelets donors. Increased demand for O-negative units and platelets in the past week has led to a shortage of these two life-saving blood products.

Eligible donors of blood or platelets can make an appointment to donate in the UAB Donor Room at www.givelife.org, sponsor code “UAB,” or call 205-996-9851. The North Pavilion Donor Room hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Donors also can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org today and make an appointment. 
 
Donations will help replenish the blood supply and ensure that patients with serious medical conditions will receive the necessary blood products.

Successful donors from January 14-18 will enter a raffle for a $250 Visa card.
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