LifeSource strives to maintain an optimum inventory level of seven days. For various reasons, including the unpredictable demands from trauma incidents, the blood inventory fluctuates hourly. When the blood supply drops to critical levels, we begin alerting local donors to increase the inventory to a safe operating level.
Residents of our area are the beneficiaries of a first-rate health care system that relies on an adequate blood supply. Low blood inventory levels can potentially disrupt the delivery of healthcare, as well as jeopardize patient treatment. With only 5 percent of the population donating blood, it’s a challenge to meet the heavy blood product demand.
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