Updated August 14, 2019

The blood provider for Maury Regional Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center is calling on Pulaski and other community members to make a blood donation at a local donor center or bloodmobile.

A trauma has used over 140 units of A-positive blood and is still using blood. A-positive, A-negative, O-positive and O-negative blood are in critical need at this time, Blood Assurance said in a statement today.

Each donation of blood contains plasma, red blood cells and platelets that can be used to save up to three lives. Patients undergoing surgery, receiving cancer treatment or organ transplants rely on donated blood, in addition to the unexpected traumas seen at hospitals on a daily basis.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health.

 Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids  avoiding caffeine and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive, please visit www.bloodassurance.org or call 800-962-0628.