Willis-Knighton Health System makes urgent plea for blood donations

Willis-Knighton Health System makes urgent plea for blood donations
(Source: WAFB)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - With a worsening blood shortage going on nationwide, Willis-Knighton Health System is urging the public to donate blood.

While all blood types can be used, there is a critical need for types O and B, officials with the health system say.

Those wishing to do so can donate blood at LifeShare Blood Center, located at 8910 Linwood Ave. in Shreveport, or at 1523 Doctors Dr. in Bossier City. Click here to find a mobile blood drive.

Health officials say this critical shortage in blood largely stems from a number of blood drives being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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