The blood supply just dropped in to shortage territory and it could worsen during Christmas week unless more people give blood. The weather has also been a factor; keeping donors away and contributing to accidents in which people need blood. The Community Blood Bank is the only supplier of blood to BRMC.
One lucky donor will win a $25 Tops gift card just for giving blood.
"With Christmas and New Year's both being on a Wednesday it's going to be tough this year," said Dan Desrochers, at the blood bank. "But if we get enough donors Monday we might make it through."
The Community Blood Bank is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America's Blood Centers.