23ABC Community Connection


Urgent need for blood donations whole blood, platelets, plasma, CCP

Houchin Blood Bank in dire need of donations
Posted at 3:09 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 18:09:26-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to Houchin Blood Bank, as of Tuesday, all blood types are needed for donation, a concern nationwide.

The inventory on hand continues to diminish, therefore, donations are in high demand.

"As the need for blood continues to rise, it is important to remember how critical blood donations are,” said Sean McNally, president and CEO. “One whole blood donation can save the lives of 3 people in our community. In this unprecedented time, this is our moment to step up and be real community heroes."

All donation types are being heavily affected, although, trima (platelets and plasma) and CCP have seen the most detrimental impact.

In addition to the workout Mirror promotion, all trima and CCP donors will also be entered into a daily drawing for a $250 gift card for the month of January, starting Wednesday.

If interested in donating blood, call (661) 323-4222 or visit www.hcbb.com/schedule.