Nebraska Community Blood Bank announces blood emergency

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through blood donation or transfusion

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The NCBB announced Wednesday that they are experiencing a major blood shortage.

The local blood center says they often experience cyclical shortages during the holiday season, but as the pandemic continues and new fears around the Omicron variant arise, the shortage has been exacerbated.

Some blood types have less than a one-day supply, well below the ideal inventory of 5 to 7 days.

Blood centers across the country have been experiencing shortages since the beginning of the pandemic. Since many people work from home, blood drives at schools, colleges, places of worship, etc. have seen a significant decline.

Interested donors can learn more about safety precautions, find out if they’re eligible, and schedule an appointment to give at NCBB.ORG or by calling 1-877-486-9414.

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