Vianey Camacho Valderrama
Vianey Camacho Valderrama of LifeStream Blood Bank draws blood from donor Angie Ruiz during the annual Murrieta Mega Mixer. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An Inland Empire blood bank today raised the alarm about rapidly dwindling supplies needed by hospitals and other facilities, urging residents to consider making blood donations at multiple locations. "We have less than a one-day supply of O positive, O negative, A positive and A negative blood, and barely more than a single-day supply of B positive and B negative blood,'' LifeStream CEO Dr. Rick Axelrod said. "This across-the-board shortage puts patient care at risk, and we ask our community to stand with those patients and their loved ones by `rolling up a sleeve' and sharing their most precious gift.'' According to LifeStream, COVID vaccination status is not a factor at any of its donation sites, where the desperately low stocks of product have left them despe
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