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Urgent Need for Blood in Indiana

As summer starts to wind down, local blood donations tend to diminish as well.

Lucy Wehking at the Indiana Blood Center says they were unable to fill a few hospital orders this week because of a lower amount of blood donations.

She says about one-third of their mobile donations come from education-based drives, so by this time of the summer there typically is a dip in supply.

Wehking says while they are not at “critical” level at this point, there is still an urgent need for blood.

The blood that is collected is distributed to the more than 60 Indiana hospitals served by the center.

She adds that while the holidays and summers may come and go, there are patients always in need of transfusions.

To locate a blood drive in your area, click HERE