NEED YOUR HELP | Violent weekend leaves blood supply “critically low” in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 7, 2014)– A violent weekend of shootings that left an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer dead, a 23-year-old man critically injured and six others wounded caused a shortage in Indianapolis’ blood supply.

The Indiana Blood Center said the shootings over the Fourth of July weekend left the community blood supply critically low. As of Monday morning, the center was unable to fill 72 hospital orders for O- blood. All other blood types are below stable levels.

Hoosiers are urged to donate at a donor center or blood drive nearby within the next couple of the days. You can schedule an appointment here or call 317-916-5150.

Donation Centers:

Carmel 726 Adams St., Suite 150
Columbus 1435 N. National Road
Downtown Indianapolis 3450 N. Meridian St.
Fishers 7458 E. Fishers Station Drive
Greenwood 8739 U.S. Highway 31 South
Lafayette 2200 Elmwood Ave., Suite D-16
Muncie 1609 W. McGalliard Road
Terre Haute 2021 S. Third St.

 

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