Coffee Memorial Blood Center is teaming up with other blood banks to create a first of its kind “On Call” schedule.
The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps is composed of seven blood centers from five states that have committed to collecting extra blood units on a rotating “on call” schedule.
The extra blood products will be held in reserve for any critical-need scenario, like a mass shooting or natural disaster.
The Centers say that if no emergency situation arises, the blood will be returned to the Oklahoma Blood Center’s general inventory, to be used for local blood needs.
Participating centers will rotate inventory coverage, starting on a 3-week cycle.
To donate blood, donors can make an appointment at yourbloodinstitute.org or by calling 806-331-8833.