Blood Donation Shortage

Unfortunately the need for blood never takes a holiday, and that has the East Texas Blood Center pleading for donations. The center is short on all types of blood. Supplies are so low that even the employees at the center are being encouraged to give. During this holiday season, workers say one way to show you care is to give the gift of life.

"Our inventory is pretty low.  You have to realize the blood on the shelf is what saves a life," said Mary Frances Bradford, Director East Texas Blood Center in Nacogdoches.

If you donate blood this week or next week, you'll receive a long sleeve white shirt with the slogan "I Donate Because I Care, You Should Too."