‘Critical’ blood shortage in 10 central Texas counties due to violent crime, crashes

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A central Texas nonprofit is experiencing a critical shortage of blood due to a series of violent crime and crashes in Austin.

We Are Blood organizers said in a release on Thursday that blood donations have reached a dangerous low for the 10-counties they serve.

Inclement weather and allergies have contributed to the lower levels of donations as well.

The particular need is for O positive and negative donors. Blood donations can be made in any of their three centers:

  • 4300 North Lamar Boulevard in Austin
  • 2132 N. Mays, Suite 900 in Round Rock
  • 3100 W. Slaughter Lane in Austin

Go to their website to schedule an appointment.

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