Urgent blood donation needs

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Some elective procedures are being put on hold due to the current blood donation shortage here in Tennessee and Georgia.

East Lake Academy is trying to do its part for help with the blood shortage by hosting a Blood Assurance bus blood drive.

Blood Assurance is in desperate need of all blood types particular O and one donation can save three lives.

“2 cups of blood will help save the lives of three people. With their plasma their platelets and their whole blood. The whole blood they treat for traumas and surgeries. The platelets comes in to burn patients and then the plasma goes to cancer patients,”

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