Blood Centers of the Pacific opened of three of its Bay Area locations Sunday, one day after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.
“In the next few days it will be critical to replenish our supplies,” the non-profit organization said in a Saturday night Facebook post.
Blood Centers of the Pacific provides blood and blood components to area hospitals, including SF General, where many of the worst-injured crash victims were transported.
Blood Centers announced Saturday that it would open its San Francisco and Millbrae locations on Sunday to accept blood donations.
“And we will need them in the coming days,” the post said. “Please remember that some patients may require more transfusions in the days and weeks to come. Thank you, lifesavers!”
Response from blood donors filled up all the centers’ Sunday appointment slots.
“We'll still need more donors over the next several days, especially types O negative and AB,” the organization said in a follow-up Facebook post.
Blood Centers of the Pacific asks potential donors to visit www.bloodheroes.com to find the addresses of its locations and hours for appointments.
The organization’s donation centers are typically closed or only accept plasma donations on Sundays.