Blood Bank Seeing a Shortage of Donors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

An early start to the flu season is getting the blame for a shortage at the Blood Bank.

United Blood Services tells NewsWest 9 with more people getting sick this year, fewer people are rolling up their sleeves to donate.

They say there's especially a need for Type "O" negative blood, because all blood types can use "O" negative.

Also with the holiday season coming up, United Blood Services says many of their regulars forget to donate.