UBS Says Blood Is In Short Supply - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/4/05

UBS Says Blood Is In Short Supply

Local hospitals use 110 to 140 units of blood every day, and right now, UBS can not fill their orders.

UBS is issuing an appeal for "O" negative and "A" negative blood donors. Other types are also in short supply.

"I know people get tired of hearing we're on critical appeal. It's kind of a nature of the beast with a 42-day shelf life, whenever we call on the community they rally and they come out and that's a good thing in this community and we need to ask them to do that right now," said Les Long, with United Blood Services. To donate blood, stop by UBS at 48th and University or call 806-741-1600 to make an appointment.

get more>> Web Enhanced
Blood Donation Questions and Answers
"Giving the Gift of Life" is quick, easy, and relatively painless. Here are the answers to some questions donors often ask.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

    Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-03-24 07:30:09 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-03-24 08:08:29 GMT

    Students and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came...

    Students and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

  • Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:57:24 GMT

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

    Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

  • LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-03-24 05:20:40 GMT

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

    Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

Powered by Frankly