OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Blood Institute has issued a blood emergency across the state.
Officials said they have less than a one-day supply left.
OBI said many schools and businesses have cancelled blood drives because of the weather yet the need continues.
“The need for donation is constant, since blood has a limited time for use,” John Armitage said, M.D., president and CEO. “Thursday, we had more than 450 fewer donors than planned across the state. With a typical supply of three to five days, it only takes a storm like this to put us into an emergency status.”