Blood Shortage in Jacksonville Florida May Halt Some Surgeries

Jacksonville Florida has several area hospitals including the Mayo Clinic, Baptist Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Shands Jacksonville, Memorial Hospital, and Orange Park Medical Center. A recent dramatic blood shortage has prompted the postponement of non vital surgeries in Jacksonville Florida. Doctors are concerned about the availability of blood supply especially for organ donation surgeries. If you have not done so already, please donate to the Florida Georgia Blood Alliance, a non profit community blood bank that supplies area hospitals.