The Stanford Blood Center is asking Bay Area residents to donate blood to any nearby center, as supplies are at critically low levels.
A blood service provider is reaching out to people in the Bay Area to ask for blood donations during the heart of winter.
Local blood centers are asking Bay Area residents for help because this year’s unusually bad flu season has reduced donations.
Officials with the Stanford Blood Center Thursday asked Bay Area residents to help address a critical shortage in O-negative blood and platelets.
Citing low reserves throughout the Bay Area, the Blood Centers of the Pacific Monday encouraged the public to donate blood of all types.