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Nebraska Blood Bank calls on donors for hurricane relief

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 16:02:04-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Because of Hurricane Dorian, blood drives and blood donations are not happening on the east coast says the Nebraska Blood Bank. In response to anticipated need, Nebraska Blood Bank has been shipping local reserves to help out and is asking donors to help support ongoing relief efforts.

They say supplies were already running low following a drop in donations over the holiday weekend.

They say you may be eligibile if you are:

  • In good health
  • Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken daily for skin condition
  • Symptom-free for at least three days following a cold or a flu
  • 17 years or older – 16 with written parental consent (form available at MBC.ORG [mbc.org])

In their release, the Nebraska Blood Bank says "It takes less than an hour to help save a life. Volunteer blood donors can schedule a donation by calling 1-877-486-9414 or by visiting donor.ncbb.org[donor.ncbb.org]."