The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

New Blood Supplies Badly Needed


Once again, blood supplies are running extremely low in western North Carolina and across the country.

The impact has been felt close to home, and recently depleted the Transylvania Community Hospital's normal reserve stock of blood and blood products for emergency needs, said Rodney Foushee, public relations and marketing manager at the hospital.

"We could not get this replenished through our normal resupply process," he said.

"We didn't run out of blood, but we did deplete our reserve. The hospital made multiple requests for blood to our regional Red Cross office, but the local stock of...

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