Blood Assurance, the region’s blood bank, might have a year-to-date shortfall of about 1,000 units of donated blood and blood products during the first six months of 2015.
But northwest Georgia’s contributions are only three units short of the previous year.
And overall, a steady improvement is being seen.
“It was the best June in years, maybe ever,” Blood Assurance vice president of marketing and donor recruitment Charlie Callari said. “The gap due to the inclement weather this winter is being narrowed.”