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Mississippi Blood Services Requests Donations Amid Shortage | Mississippi News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A not-for-profit blood service in Mississippi says it is dealing with an pressing want for donations from individuals with blood varieties.

Mississippi Blood Services is the one blood heart headquartered in Mississippi servicing Mississippi sufferers. Its stock is at present decrease than it’s been in years, WLBT-TV reviews. The deficit is inflicting some sufferers to have to attend to obtain wanted therapies.

Blood banks normally have a backlog of A constructive and AB blood varieties on the cabinets, however proper now, Mississippi Blood Services mentioned it’s struggling to get individuals who have Type A blood to donate.

“The scary thing is it could be a sickle cell patient or a cancer patient that’s told they have to wait, and they may have to spend the Christmas holiday in the hospital because they’ve been unable to get treatment to be able to go home,” Director of Donor Recruitment and Mobile Collections Merle Eldridge instructed the tv station. “That’s why it’s so important for people to roll up your sleeves now more than ever.”

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