Donor Center Spartanburg: Critical Need Donate Blood

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Tue, Jun 22
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
2021-06-22T07:00:00-04:00
2021-06-22T19:00:00-04:00
Donor Center Spartanburg
270 N Grove Medical Park Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA
donations
Contact
The Blood Connection
(864) 641-6013
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KEY FACTS: 

  • In the past few days, hospital partners are reporting they are using blood at a much higher rate than normal. When demand is high, and the supply is critically low – that is a dangerous equation for the community.
  • Because of the critically low supply, The Blood Connection (TBC) is now having to back-order blood products. This has affected 12 hospital partners so far.
  • 48% of days this month, TBC DID NOT collect enough blood to cover hospitals’ needs. For comparison, in May of 2020 (during the pandemic) TBC collected enough to cover those needs 84% of the days.
  • There is a high likelihood that TBC will have to start rationing blood by the end of the weekend.
  • Heading into a holiday weekend – hospitals are stocking up their blood supply. TBC has already not been able to provide those products.
  • The community is the ONLY solution to this dangerous problem. The blood supply for local hospitals is in the community’s hands.