Weather and Flu Causes Urgent Need for Platelets and Blood

This winters weather and unrelenting flu season has caused critical shortages in blood and platelet supplies.  Fewer donors are able to give becuase they either can't get out or are fighting illness themselves. 

Please consider giving to our upcoming Blood Platelet Drive scheduled for Monday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anderson Hospital.

Without a platelet transfusion cancer patients face life-threatening bleeding because platelets help blood to clot. Platelets also help patients survive major surgeries or serious injuries. After major surgery or serious injury, patients may need platelets to replace those lost during bleeding. 

You can schedule an appointment by calling 800-747-5401 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.