LUBBOCK, TX - As the devastation and damage left in Harvey's wake continues to worsen, the need for more blood donations has increased, and although it has not even been one full week since Harvey hit, the amount of local donors has already tripled.
As a result, nationwide United Blood Services is challenging communities to donate 1,000 pints of blood in just a week. Brandon Baker, donor recruitment manager of United Blood Services in Lubbock, said that if able to reach their goal by the end of the week, it will set the tone for the months to come.
"There was a nationwide call of all types to help out specifically for that area, there's a huge population of people down there and that's a lot of blood donations that are not being drawn and that's why we're trying to band together and help out," said Baker. "They're not going to be down for a week or a couple of weeks, it's going to be months until they're able to get back to full capacity."
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