|, September 14, 2001|
|Community Blood Bank|
• 30th and “O” street: Monday through Thursday - open at 6:15 a.m, last appointment is 5:30 p.m.. • 2917 Pine Lake Road (south of SouthPointe Pavilions, behind DaVinci’s): Monday and Thursday - open at 7 a.m., last appointment at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday - open at 7 a.m., last appointment at 6 p.m.
ALL BLOOD TYPES ARE BEING ACCEPTED. BLOOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE NEEDED FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS. VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED JUST AS BADLY IN THE WEEKS AHEAD AS TODAY, MAYBE MORE.
The CBB made national news this week as a result of its efforts to deliver blood to the East Coast. Lincoln was able to immediately airlift 256 units of blood to New Jersey, nearly matching that from the Denver and Chicago areas.
More than 900 units of blood were collected this week at the CBB. A typical week will see 550 units collected.
CBB Director Phyllis Ericson said this week’s tragedies reinforce CBB’s commitment to maintaining an emergency blood supply. Every unit collected undergoes extensive testing, which takes nearly 48 hours. "When blood is needed, it is needed now, not in two days," said Ericson. "Because CBB stands prepared, we were able to ship blood out immediately."
"The CBB cannot begin to thank all those who patiently waited to donate blood, called and gave us their names for future contact and shared their time and skills this week,” said Joyce Halvorsen, Director of Donor Resources. "Area grocers, food suppliers, restaurants and individuals have also played a key role in providing a seemingly endless supply of refreshments."
If this is a first-time donation, donors must be able to provide printed proof of their Social Security numbers. Nebraska drivers licenses do NOT have the Social Security number.
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