OLEAN — January is Nationwide Blood Donor Month, and as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, blood and platelet donations have declined whereas demand has elevated.
ConnectLife studies having lower than a three-day provide, with probably the most vital want being O sort donors. Kind O+ blood is the commonest blood sort, and can also be in very excessive demand. Kind O- blood is the common blood sort and might be transfused into any recipient.
This is essential for trauma conditions and surgical procedures when blood sort shouldn’t be recognized, ConnectLife officers stated. There’s a fixed want for sort O- blood.
Southern Tier Well being Care System (STHCS), situated at 150 N. Union St., has partnered with ConnectLife to assist be sure that native sufferers in want at Olean Normal Hospital have blood obtainable after they want it. STHCS is internet hosting a blood drive 11 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesday.