Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Blog

Blood Center box truck in snowy conditionsPatient care never stops, so it's our job keep blood components "on the shelves" for local hospitals even when faced with challenging conditions outside.

"Blood is needed every day. Whether it be for trauma, cancer treatments, people who are going into surgery...that need does not change just because the weather gets bad," says Pete Lux, our Director, Donor Services.

"We want to be there for our donors, too," Lux adds. "Because they are very committed and many of them do come in, regardless of weather conditions."

Providing our region's blood supply during the winter months means balancing the ongoing need for blood while being mindful of safety for our staff, donors, and volunteers who are on the roads during winter storms.

When conditions are very poor, we may be forced to close Donor Centers or even cancel a mobile blood drive. To confirm a Donor Center or mobile blood drive is operating during periods of winter weather, please call our scheduling team at (800) 747-5401.


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