NY Blood Center declares blood shortage emergency

The New York Blood Center has declared a blood shortage emergency. Officials at the center say they ideally like to always have a seven- to

The New York Blood Center has declared a blood shortage emergency. The center says it will be deploying mobile donation vans to make it easier to receive blood donations.

The New York Blood Center has declared a blood shortage emergency. The center says it will be deploying mobile donation vans to make it easier to receive blood donations. (6/16/16)

BROOKLYN - The New York Blood Center has declared a blood shortage emergency.

Officials at the center say they ideally like to always have a seven- to 10-day blood supply in reserve, but right now they have an all-time low of one to two days.

All blood types are needed, but staff members say O negative, A negative, and AB blood types are in high demand. 

The center says it will be deploying mobile donation vans to make it easier to receive blood donations. 

The center is requesting that groups and organizations host blood drives. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Jeffrey Rice of Huntington Station will be arraigned 1 DA: Man indicted for violent Thanksgiving home invasion
Police have released surveillance video of a suspect 2 The Buzz: Brooklyn deli shooting suspect
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 3 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 4 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
The popular Rockville Centre's restaurant is one of 5 Tasty Tuesday: Cabo at Nassau Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE