Due to the extreme weather conditions recently experienced over the past couple days, there is now a shortage of blood donations.
United Blood Services is in need of blood donations immediately.
Closures of United Blood Services Donor Center and cancellations of blood drives due to weather this week have caused a loss of more than 800 pints of blood that were projected to be collected.
United Blood Services is down to a less than one-day supply to service all local hospitals.
The Lafayette Donor Center is located at 1503 Bertrand Drive and open every day with extra staff to accommodate walk-ins.