Blood Supply Critical

Blood Needed

United Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations.

Marketing spokesman Susan Morris said both local and national donations are down, which has placed meridian-area hospitals with less than a half-day supply.

Morris said there were less than a dozen units of O positive and only six units of O negative early Wednesday.

Eligible donors may give during business hours at 1115 25th Avenue in Meridian.

UBS will also be open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.