give bloodMUHLENBERG, Ky. (1/11/13) – Typically, after the Christmas holidays, supplies of O negative blood are usually low. Experts say that's not generally the case with B positive. However this year, both blood types are very low.
 
Gilbert Abney, American Red Cross blood drive coordinator and disaster coordinator for Muhlenberg County, told SurfKY Reports that "supplies of much needed blood for Muhlenberg County are especially low. We are looking for supplies of O negative and B positive right now.” Abney went on to state that the Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Central City Convention Center on January 17th from 1:30 to 5:30 PM.
 
Meanwhile, Ohio County, serviced by Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center in Owensboro is also seeing an unusual shortage of both blood types.
 
Jane Howard of WKRBC, says the shortage is not just in Muhlenberg County. Though Howard would not go so far as to say supplies are dangerously low in Ohio County, she did emphasize that, "It's strange that supplies of B positive are so low. This is unusual."
 
To refurbish supplies in Ohio County, WKRBC's main Owensboro office will only be open Monday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 15th so all available staff can work on the largest blood drive of the year at Beaver Dam Elementary School, located at 183 U.S. Highway 62 East, as stated in a recet press release from WKRBC spokesperson Vicki Ellis.
 
You can help end this shortage by stopping by the Beaver Dam School Wednesday, January 16, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Thursday January 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday, January 18 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
 
Owensboro area residents can give blood at the WKRBC main office at 3015 Old Hartford Road. You may want to call ahead, as hours will be altered during the Ohio County drives. Phone 270-684-9296 for further details or questions.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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