Blood centers are struggling to maintain supply with all the severe weather and winter weather nationwide. Closures and canceled drives have caused a loss of nearly a thousand donations. Road conditions have prevented them from getting to hospitals. 

If you can give, you're asked to donate.

In Lubbock, Vitalant is asking for your help. There is a critical need for all blood types here.

In our area, Vitalant needs 875 donations of all types each week to have enough to meet the need.

You must be at least 16, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. There are other requirements for donors between 16 and 22.

More information can be found at Vitalant's website.