Area residents can help those affected by Hurricane Isaac by donating blood.
Indiana Blood Center shipped 250 units of blood Wednesday to LifeShare Blood Center in Louisiana to help sustain an adequate supply in the region hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac.
Indiana Blood Center, which has an office in Columbus and routinely offers blood drives in Jackson County, committed to send 100 more units of blood on Thursday.
LifeShare, like Indiana Blood Center, is an independent blood center serving areas of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
“Indiana Blood Center has an adequate supply to meet the needs of all our hospitals around the state,” said Mike Parejko, chief operating officer at Indiana Blood Center.
“Thanks to the commitment of Hoosiers to our cause, we’re able to share this precious resource to help blood centers in and around the Gulf Coast,” Parejko added.
It supplies blood to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
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