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7/29/09

Critical blood shortage in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock has a critical shortage of type "O negative" blood.  United Blood Services encourages qualified donors to drop by the UBS office at 48th and University.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment by calling (806) 797-6804.   Of course all types are needed.  Below is a written statement from UBS with more information about qualified donors and office hours.


Critical Appeal Continues

Wednesday July 29, 2009

PSA

United Blood Services continues their critical appeal for O- blood. Every day the number of unfilled orders to local hospitals has increased. Now all negative blood types are on very limited supply, and all blood types are needed.

The requirements for donating are simple:

You must be at least 16 years of age and be in good health.

To those in need, the simple act of giving is truly heroic.

Find the hero in you. Call 797-6804 to make an appointment, and then donate at least three times a year.

The Blood Donation Center is located at 48th and University.

Center Hours are:

  • Monday - 9:00 till 5:30
  • Tuesday - 11:00 till 7:00
  • Wednesday - 9:00 till 5:30
  • Thursday - 11:00 till 7:00
  • Friday - 9:00 till 4:00
  • Saturday - 9:00 till 2:00
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