At this point, no blood has been shipped out of Lubbock, but United Blood Services of Lubbock has an agreement to supply blood for the armed forces as needed. So, if you would like to help in the war effort, blood donations are greatly appreciated.
When the need arises, Lubbock is standing by to send its blood to Phoenix which will then be sent overseas.
"What we don't need is a rush of people right away. They need a steady flow of donors throughout. Blood only has a shelf life of 42 days, and if there is a war, they will keep needing blood, so we need people to call for an appointment," says Les Long of United Blood Services.
To make an appointment, you can call (806) 741-1752. UBS is located at 48th St. and University. By the way, UBS says it will only send blood to Phoenix after the local need is served.