Blood bank issues urgent call for donors in wake of Hurricane Michael

LifeSouth Community Blood Center, a major blood supplier to hospitals in Florida, Alabama and Georgia, is urging the public to donate blood after Hurricane Michael slammed the region, the company tweeted Oct. 11.

The storm cancelled several blood drives at schools and businesses, which resulted in a substantial drop in donations.

LifeSouth is experiencing a shortage of type O blood and platelets from all blood types.

"LifeSouth needs the help of blood donors after Hurricane Michael to maintain the blood supply at hospitals and communities greatly impacted by the severe storm," the company said in a statement. "LifeSouth urges the community to visit a donor center or a bloodmobile and donate."   

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