Panhandle flooding cancels blood drives, donors needed - WFLA News Channel 8

Panhandle flooding cancels blood drives, donors needed

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This OneBlood Facebook photo advertises the need for blood donations. This OneBlood Facebook photo advertises the need for blood donations.

Blood donations are no longer needed at hospitals that took in patients after an explosion at the Escambia County Jail.

But, the OneBlood donation organization says that severe storms and flooding in the Florida Panhandle are making blood collections difficult.

OneBlood says that some organizations have cancelled blood drives because of the rain and flooding.

OneBlood is asking donors who live outside of the Panhandle to donate blood to help offset the impact of cancelled blood drives.

All blood types are needed, but people with RH negative blood are in the highest demand. Platelets donors are also needed.

For more information about donating, visit www.oneblood.org.

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