LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The Blood Center of Wisconsin is in desperate need for donations.
They say they've seen fewer donations than normal in recent weeks as a result of flu season, leading to a shortfall in their reserves.
Officials say they've had less than a one-day supply of Type O-negative blood for almost a week now and less than a two-day supply of other blood types for more than a month.
Since the organization provides the blood for nearly 60 hospitals in Wisconsin, they say the current levels are critically low.
"Our goal, to make sure that we can meet any type of trauma situation, is to have a constant three-day supply and right now, it's at risk with those low levels," said Nikki Chalsma.
If you'd like to donate blood, a drive is being held Tuesday at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There are also two drives scheduled to be held in the Cargill Room on Front Street in La Crosse later this month.
For a list of more blood drives in the area, you can go to the Blood Center of Wisconsin's website.
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