CTX sees large shortage of blood donors

TEMPLE, Texas -

 Baylor Scott and White Hospital doctors are asking for your help after seeing a large shortage of blood donations in Central Texas.

"This is always a difficult time of year to collect blood, people are going back to holidays, going back to work, then on top of cold weather, blizzards," said Dr. Walter Linz, M.D. with Baylor Scott and White. 

And with those recent events taking our nation by storm is concerned his blood bank at Baylor Scott and White Hospital and many others may soon be in trouble. 

"We could get to that part that we could get too low to give blood when someone really needs it." 

Linz says all the donations from Central Texas stay here locally for those in need. 

"The folks that donate here at Baylor Scott and White, their blood stays here in Central Texas," said Linz.

The hospital is in need of all blood types, but specifically, O Negative, the universal donor. 

All you need to donate blood is a photo I.D., be over 18 year of age and weight over 110 lbs.



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