South Bend, Ind. Warmer temperatures have slowed down traffic at blood banks throughout the area.
The South Bend Medical Foundation is looking for all types of blood, but especially type O, negative or positive. That blood goes to area hospitals such as Memorial, St. Joseph Regional, and Elkhart General.
Those at the foundation say people are busy getting ready to go back to school, not thinking about donating blood.
“45 percent of the population are type O, whether it's positive or negative,” says Christina Tembo with the South Bend Medical Foundation. “First blood type we go to when we need blood, first to run low.”
The South Bend Medical Foundation is offering a $10 gas card to anyone who stops in to donate.