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Blood donations needed during big freeze

Coastal Bend Blood Center
Posted at 9:25 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 23:33:05-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The cold weather conditions have hit the Coastal Bend Blood Center hard, leaving them with a huge shortage.

Ashley Ramirez, who is a spokesperson for the non-profit group, said, "To be honest we need all blood types right now, we need whole blood, platelets, plasma and convalescent plasma right now, which is from recovered covid-19 patients who can donate the convalescent plasma which is actually goes to those who are battling covid-19 now."

The blood center was forced to cancel 15 blood drives during this cold spell, resulting in the loss of about 400 units of blood.

If you'd like to donate you can register on their website or give them a call.

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