Red Cross Need For Blood Remains High During Summer Months

Red Cross in Bend StockBEND, OR — The Red Cross is reminding all Central Oregonians that the need for blood is constant year round.  Jen Shaw with the Oregon Mountain River chapter in Bend told KBNW News they currently serve the four Central Oregon hospitals and need, on average, 500 to 600 pints of blood every week.  She said with outdoor activities, concerts, fairs, farmers markets and so much going on, the summer is a very busy time for Central Oregonians.  But, she added, one donation can potentially help three neighbors.

“You know that your blood is going somewhere that is changing somebody’s life and the lives of those around them.”

Shaw added they are also in need of volunteers to help at neighborhood blood drive, recruit others and much more.  To learn how you can help the Red Cross, or to learn more about donating your blood, visit the Oregon Mountain River Chapter’s Website.

Listen to our conversation with Shaw this Sunday at 9 a.m. during Inside Central Oregon on FM NewsRadio 104.5 1340 KBNW.

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