Blood donation need rises amid increase in traumatic car crashes

09/09/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Austin – An increase in the number of traumatic car accidents in Central Texas has reportedly led to a blood donation supply shortage. KEYE TV reported that the Blood Center of Central Texas is now making a plea for more people to donate.

Marshall Cothran, CEO of The Blood Center of Central Texas, is quoted by the news source as stating of the issue, “There is a connection between traumatic accidents and the need for blood.”

The city of Austin has so far reportedly seen double the number of fatal traffic accidents in comparison with last year’s numbers. These types of accidents in many cases leave survivors in need of multiple units of blood due to their traumatic injuries.

According to Cothran, “If you put that into perspective on an average day we need 200 units a day and one patient takes 50. It hits you pretty hard.”

A reported 39 medical facilities are serviced by the Blood Center of Central Texas throughout 10 counties in Central Texas. More information about how to make a donation can be found by visiting the organization’s website.

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Source: KEYE TV News Story

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