Blood donations urgently needed in Middle Tennessee

Blood Assurance is calling on eligible donors to help meet a critical need for blood donations. (Courtesy Blood Assurance)
Blood Assurance is calling on eligible donors to help meet a critical need for blood donations. (Courtesy Blood Assurance)

Blood Assurance is calling on eligible donors to help meet a critical need for blood donations. (Courtesy Blood Assurance)

Following several trauma events over the past few weeks, officials with Blood Assurance, which supplies bloods to Williamson Medical Center and other area hospitals, said inventory of blood supply has been nearly depleted in the region.

Officials will be holding blood drives this weekend and are calling for eligible residents to donate blood. While all blood types are accepted, type O-negative blood is particularly needed.

“Blood inventory is critically low,” said Dr. Ted Kieffer, the Middle Tennessee medical director for Blood Assurance, in a release. “Several regional massive transfusions have exhausted the supply. Traumas are also on the rise. We need donors to give blood today to support blood needs of Tennesseans through the weekend.”

Blood Assurance will host blood drives at a mobile site near Williamson Medical Center at 600A Frazier Drive, Ste. 110, Franklin, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 16 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 17.

To be eligible, donors must be in good health and be at least 17 years old—or 16 years old with parental consent—and weigh at least 110 pounds.


Donors can call
800-962-0628 or visit www.bloodassurance.org/schedule to schedule an appointment.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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