OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — During the pandemic, many blood drives were canceled and the effects are still being felt. According to a release from the Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB), it’s facing a shortage of life-saving blood and platelet donations.
The NCBB said, “More than 50% of the blood supply was lost when community blood drives were canceled due to COVID-19 this year, and the supply remains low (less than a 3-day supply of all blood types). Blood drives are resuming.”
You may be eligible to donate if you are:
- In good health
- 17 years or older— or 16 with written parental consent (PDF available on NCBB.ORG)
- At least 110 pounds
- Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons
- Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu
To make a donation appointment you can call 1-877-486-9414 or visit the NCBB website.
|09/02/21||Lincoln Kiwanis Blood Drive||Fellowship Community Church||Lincoln||12:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|09/13/21||Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus||8800 O Street||Lincoln||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|09/14/21||Concordia University - Seward||800 North Columbia Ave||Seward||10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|09/15/21||Southeast Community College - Milford||600 South State Street||Milford||10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|09/21/21||Crete Carrier Corporation||400 NW 56th Street||Lincoln||8:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|09/21/21||Doane University||1014 Boswell Ave||Crete||11:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|09/23/21||Methodist Health System||825 S. 169th Street||Omaha||7:00 am - 12:00 pm|
To sweeten the deal, all presenting donors from Thursday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 6th will be entered for a chance to win a grill the NCBB said.