“Contribute to a peak need:” Blood Center of Wisconsin urges donations ahead of holiday weekend

MILWAUKEE -- A string of car accidents, shootings, and medical emergencies has caused an alarming shortage of blood as the Memorial Day holiday approaches.

Things are serious. We're coming up on the Memorial Day weekend and the Blood Center of Wisconsin, as of Thursday, May 26th has only a half-day supply of O negative blood -- about 40 units. And the center supplies 57 hospitals in the state.

"Usually we might be able to get by with that," said Dr. Jerome Gottschall, senior medical...

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