As the Red Cross prepares to help the victims of the West explosion, there is one thing it will not provide, and that's blood.
United Blood Services is concerned that some people turn to the wrong place to give blood. But, UBS is the only organization in the area that will draw blood donations. And now, more than ever, that's important to know. While UBS is on standby to send blood to that area, if it is needed, Les Long says it's hard to keep an adequate supply there every day.
"I have people introduce themselves to me every day and tell me the story of how they or their loved one are only alive because some complete stranger took time out of their day. It really is important and that's what we want to ask people to do," said Long.
If you would like to donate, UBS is at the corner of 48th and University. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can call 797-6804 to schedule an appointment.
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