NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — The New York Blood Center has issued an urgent call for donors because the state’s blood supply has dropped significantly.

Those with the center say that there’s been a major drop in regular blood donations and that the region’s supply has reached critically low levels.

In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types has to be maintained. Right now, reserves are below that minimum,

A single donation can help save multiple lives.

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