Indiana hospitals have issued an immediate call for more blood donations. The supply of donated blood was hindered by the cancellation of dozens of blood drives during the stay-at-home order earlier this summer. With the resumption of elective procedures, hospitals are experiencing a need for more donated blood. Hospitals use blood for surgeries as well as essential medical care and for trauma events. Versiti Blood Center of Indiana (formerly Indiana Blood Center) is asking for donors to give blood to ensure Indiana hospitals have the blood products they need – type O-negative is especially vital. Versiti confirms donating blood is safe and they used proper steps for precautions of both donors and staff during the pandemic. Learn more or schedule an appointment to donate blood.