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Severe Blood Shortage

January 24th, 2014

Winter storms across the country coupled with a sharp increase in the amount of blood requested by local hospitals, has resulted in a severe blood shortage and BCP is asking the public for immediate blood donations.

Bad weather and airport closures have hampered our ability to import blood from outside the region. In addition, we’ve seen a 20% increase in the need for blood this month - with one patient alone at a local hospital requiring more than 100 pints of blood and plasma just last night. We now have half the amount of blood that we should have.

Please visit today to make an appointment at your nearest center. BCP will be open extra hours at select locations. And to thank you for answering our urgent call for blood, if you donate through January 31, we’ll give you 1,000 hero reward points – enough to redeem two free movie tickets.

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