Critical Blood Shortage Hits San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The continued national blood shortage is further stressing the nation’s fragile healthcare system. All blood types, especially the most transfused blood type O, are critically needed.  The last thing that hospital patients and staff need to worry about is blood being available when they or their patients need it!
Mobile blood drives are being cancelled due to the Omicron Covid variant.  Truly distressing as mobile blood drives account for 60% of all blood that is collected.  Please contact your local Vitalant blood donation center to find out how you can host a blood drive at your church, school or where you work.
All who donate with Vitalant nationwide during January with will be entered into the $5,000 Big Game Giveaway to win one of four, $5,000 prepaid gift cards redeemable by email.* 
Donors urged to act now! Make an appointment to donate.
Sunset Mall Blood Drive
Community Room next to Conn’s
Sat, Jan 22  11am – 3pm
Donors get coupons courtesy of Chick-fil-A
Appointments encouraged.  Call 877-258-4825  Blood Drive Code:  sunset mall
Vitalant Donation Center   2020 W. Beauregard  
Hours of Operation:  Mon, Tues and Wed  9am – 6pm
                                    Thursday                    Noon – 7pm
                                    Fri & Sat                     730am – 3.30pm
Donors must feel well on the day of their donation. Like the COVID-19 vaccine, there’s no waiting period to donate for those who receive a seasonal flu vaccine if all other eligibility requirements are met. 
Call 877-258-4825 to  make an appointment to donate.  Or go to or download the Vitalant app.

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ME Someone, Tue, 01/18/2022 - 08:53

In wonder if the people too scared (of nothing) to get the vaccine or wear a mask, for reasons that keep changing, will avoid giving blood? Probably since any of those would help their fellow Americans, and they are simply too selfish to do anything for anyone but themselves.

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