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Albuquerque Hospitals in Need of Blood Donations

Surge of patients, canceled blood drives have depleted blood supplies across New Mexico

March 20, 2020

As hospitals and health care providers across Albuquerque manage a surge of patients amid the coronavirus crisis, blood supplies have run critically low. Local hospitals are asking healthy individuals to donate blood to help replenish local supplies. Below is additional information on how to donate.

UNM Hospital

UNM physicians want people to know that the need for blood donation for trauma victims and other seriously ill patients remains constant. To become a donor, call 1-877-258-4825 or visit www.vitalant.org.

Lovelace Hospital

Following the community’s overwhelming response earlier this week, Lovelace Health System is partnering with Vitalant again to hold a second blood drive on Wednesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Longfellow Elementary School, located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue and Walter Street. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, donors will wait in their car and receive a text notification when it is their turn to donate. All blood collected will stay in New Mexico. To become a donor, click here or call 505-246-1457.

Vitalant

Interested donors can also visit www.bloodhero.com to locate a blood drive or blood donation center and reserve a time to donate.

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Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.