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Brian Bull / KLCC

Recent extreme weather and other factors have caused a blood shortage across the Pacific Northwest.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, demand for donors is high.

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The American Red Cross says it’s dealing with a severe blood shortage, in Oregon and the nation as a whole.  The crisis comes ahead of winter, which is a high-need time for blood.

Call for Blood Donors in Wake of Shooting

Oct 2, 2015
Lane Blood Center

Lane Blood Center is asking for donations in the aftermath of Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Cynthia Vignos with Lane Blood Center says they are primarily seeking donors with O Negative and O Positive blood types.

Vignos: "Currently what we're asking from the community is that they can make an appointment to donate within the next couple weeks. People came down yesterday in large numbers and now our responsibility is to maintain an adequate blood supply which will take us a couple of weeks to build back up."