Blood Assurance says it is in critical need of donors due to low donor turnout and several traumas in the Blood Assurance service area.
The organization says they are seeing the lowest number of blood donors since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago.
Blood Assurance is asking all eligible community members to give blood as soon as possible.
To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health.
Blood Assurance is in critical need of O-positive and O-negative blood and in urgent need of B-positive, B-negative, A-positive, and A-negative blood. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to give as soon as possible. Donors can make an appointment or find a drive or center by visiting bloodassurance.org/schedule, calling 800-962-0628, or by texting BAGIVE to 999777.
All donors will receive a T-shirt and donors who give twice in 2021 will be entered to win a side-by-side vehicle.
Blood Assurance operates a location in Tullahoma on No. Jackson St.