The Rotary Club of Kerrville blood drive is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenwelge Motors.
The supply currently is critically low and urgent pleas have been issued and scheduled surgeries are at risk of being cancelled due to the shortage. Please read below:
“With the lower than expected blood donor turnout, we are unable to fill all of the orders we are receiving from hospitals,” said Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul, Associate Medical Director of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a subsidiary of San Antonio nonprofit BioBridge Global. “We are working with area hospitals to evaluate virtually every order for blood.” Orders for blood by hospitals have remained strong and continue to outpace donations. Surgeries postponed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 are now being rescheduled; however, they are now at risk of being postponed again. “The platelet shortage in our area could lead to delayed or canceled surgeries,” said Adrienne Mendoza, Vice President of Blood Operations for the center. “We are feeling the impact of the low donor show rate caused by the severe rain and flooding last week.”
Please take the time today to schedule your appointment by scanning the QR Code attached or by clicking on the following link:
Our club has answered this call several times and I hope that you will support our effort in helping replenish the much-needed blood supply.
Thank you so much!
-Tammy Prout