Hoxworth Blood Center http://wmub.org en Local donors still needed despite a slight drop in blood demand http://wmub.org/post/local-donors-still-needed-despite-slight-drop-blood-demand <p>A weekend newspaper headline said blood banks are changing their approach as demand slips.&nbsp; <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/demand-dwindles-blood-banks-make-big-changes" target="_blank">It reported fewer elective surgeries and better technology are reducing the amount of blood that needs to be collected.</a>&nbsp; Some centers around the country are even laying off staff because of the shrinking demand. &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:06:47 +0000 Jay Hanselman 18490 at http://wmub.org Local donors still needed despite a slight drop in blood demand Blood donors needed http://wmub.org/post/blood-donors-needed <p>Hoxworth Blood Center is putting out the call for blood and platelet donors.</p><p>Spokeswoman Alecia Lipton says area blood supplies are at a fragile level.</p><p>"Some of that is due to a very low donor turn out. We can blame part of that on cold and flu symptoms going around but also (Tuesday), due to the weather, we had some folks who were no-shows for their appointments," she says.</p><p>Lipton says all blood types are needed and platelet donors are especially important.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:21:02 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5589 at http://wmub.org Blood donors needed