Hospitals' blood supply at critical low point; Indiana Blood Center implores donors to give
Last Updated: 85 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Blood Center said it is in critical need of all blood types this week. As of Monday morning, several state hospitals had requests for units that could not be filled because of low blood supply.
The blood center said the Indiana State Department of Health has been notified that an official designation of “critical” has been called, which allows Indiana Blood Center to communicate with media and donors, asking for immediate support.
Indiana Blood Center said donors of all types are encouraged to visit one of the eight donor centers statewide or mobile blood drives. Potential donors can find those mobile blood drives, plus schedule appointments, at DonorPoint.org.
All donor centers’ hours of operation are as follows:
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Indianapolis-area donor centers:
- Carmel – 726 Adams St., Suite 150
- Downtown Indianapolis/Main – 3450 N. Meridian St.
- Fishers – 7458 E. Fishers Station Drive
- Greenwood – 8725 S. U.S. Highway 31 South
Other Indiana Blood Center locations:
- Columbus – 1435 N. National Road
- Lafayette – 2200 Elmwood Ave., Suite D-16
- Muncie – 1609 W. McGalliard Road
- Terre Haute – 2021 S. Third St.
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