Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Blood Bank Needs To Boost Supplies.

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

AROUND N.M.

The holiday season may not be so jolly for United Blood Services and people in need of blood this year.

Dianne Griego, community relations representative, said this time of year the need for blood always increases, but the amount of available blood units right now is dangerously low.

The nonprofit organization, which Griego said is the only blood provider to New Mexico's hospitals, is about 400 blood units down from what is needed.

During this time of year, the need for blood increases because more accidents occur due to holiday travel, Griego said. …

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