South Bend Medical Foundation urges the community to donate blood

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Medical Foundation Blood Bank has a low supply of blood due to closings and restrictions from COVID-19. With Labor Day fast approaching, officials are asking for Michiana to donate blood.

“Understandably, our Bloodmobile has limited access to schools and campuses right now, but we rely heavily on our local educational institutions for blood donations. We’re urging healthy community members and students to help with replenishing local supply by attending one of our scheduled drives or visiting one of our locations,” said Dr. Joyce Simpson, South Bend Medical Foundation President.

According to officials at the Foundation, the need for blood sharply increases over holiday weekends.

Several blood drives will be happening before Labor Day weekend, and donors can always visit the South Bend or Mishawaka donation centers.

The Bloodmobile will visit area businesses such as:

  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka and Plymouth
  • Ridge NAPA Auto Parts on South Main Street in South Bend
  • Memorial Hospital in South Bend
  • Martin’s Super Market in Elkhart
  • Elkhart General Hospital

A full list of upcoming Bloodmobile donation sites can be found at GiveBloodNow.com.

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