The blood bank is putting out a critical call for O positive blood.
The Northern California Community Blood Bank will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for donations.
The Northern California Community Blood Bank is putting out a critical call for O Positive donors after the organization’s supply was depleted today.
There are two drives going on today from 1 to 6 p.m. in Fortuna and Crescent City and the blood bank's Eureka location on Harrison Avenue will be taking donations until 4 p.m and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
John Gullam, the blood bank’s director of donor resources, says this time of year typically sees a lull in donations but the need is always there, noting that just one severe trauma incident can wipe out the usual 10-day supply.
“We like to remind folks that the most valuable unit of blood is the one on the shelf when it’s needed,” he says.
Today’s drive locations are Tri Counties Bank, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., at 909 Main St. in Fortuna and Wal-Mart, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., at 900 E. Washington Blvd Crescent City. The blood bank is located at 2524 Harrison Ave.