Local Blood Donations Increase After Orlando Shooting

CHARLOTTE, NC– People are lining up across the country to donate blood to help the victims in Orlando.

Here in the Queen City, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has seen an increase in people wanting to donate. Right now, every blood type is needed, even here in Charlotte.

“We are short here, locally, in our supply of blood…We never know what walks in the door at a hospital.” said Martin Grable.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas supplies 27 hospitals in the Charlotte region.