Blood Assurance calls for help with blood shortage

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — Blood Assurance was at Hot Rods Stadium on Monday to hold a blood drive.

Having previously been to Bowling Green to help after the December tornadoes, Blood Assurance is back and hoping the community will help.

“Blood transfusions happen in this country in hospitals every two seconds. So every two seconds someone needs one,” explained Max Winitz, Media Relations Coordinator for Blood Assurance, “So on a day like this where there’s no tornado wreaking havoc in this area, we always need people to come forward and roll up a sleeve and donate.

Winitz added that COVID has made blood hard to come by.

“When COVID really started ramping up here in the country in March 2020, we started seeing our blood drives, the number of blood drives just goes down,” Winitz said, “So when organizations as The Hot Rods join us and want to host a blood drive, it’s extremely beneficial.

Blood Assurance will host another drive-thru at Greenwood Mall this Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those who donate can receive either a $20 Mastercard gift card or a $20 Amazon gift card.

Appointments can be scheduled online, but walk-ins are also accepted.

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