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September 10, 2005

The supply of blood across the U.S. has increased dramatically as Americans have responded to the the need to build up the nation's blood stocks following Hurricane Katrina. The following image has been modified (to fit) from the America's Blood Centers' 90-Day Inventory Supply Graph, as of September 6, 2005:

Increase in Blood Supply Following Katrina

In the chart above, the GREEN line represents the number of centers with a 3-day or greater supply of blood, the YELLOW line represents centers with a 2-day supply of blood and the RED line represents centers with a 1-day supply of blood or less. The black line represents centers that have not provided a current report.

The member organizations of America's Blood Centers provide nearly half of all blood in the U.S., collecting blood at over 600 locations in 45 states.

Find Where to Donate Blood Near You

Information on blood drives already organized in your community where you may donate blood is available at the American Red Cross' Give Life web site.

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