Higher Blood Demand Indicates Healing Economy

Higher Blood Demand Indicates Healing Economy

Some financial specialists insist the economy is on the mend, and while many are still struggling to see real evidence of better times, the nation's blood banks have noticed it for a while now.

As ironic as it sounds, when the nation's demand for blood donors goes up, that means the economy is doing better. Bob Garcia, a donor recruitment representative with United Blood Services, explains.

Garcia reports the nation's demand blood has almost reached pre-recession levels. He says United Blood Services keeps close tabs on how much blood to collect from donors, and these days, they're definitely looking for more. more.

Garcia says it's reasonable to assume that 48 hours after a donor gives blood, it could be circulating through someone else. There's a blood draw this afternoon at the Best Western Sheridan Center from 1 until 5:30. Donors should be at least 17 years old and 110 pounds.

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