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CBCO Needs Eligible Blood Donors To Give


The Community Blood Center is putting out a call for blood donors.  According to the blood center, reserves of all blood types are at lower than optimal levels.  There’s less than a three-day supply of all types along with more critical shortages of types A positive, A negative and B negative blood.

The CBCO is the sole supplier of blood and plasma for patients at more than 40 area hospitals.

CBCO officials say most of the organization’s mobile blood drives for the month of May have been canceled or postponed.  And, as hospitals ramp up their services, they say blood usage is rising.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.