News and Headlines


Winter weather impacts blood supply, Indiana Blood Center asks for donations

Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 18, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Not only did the winter weather this weekend impact the roads, it also impacted Indy’s blood supply.

On Saturday the Indiana Blood Center expected to see more than 2,000 people at the annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive, but due to weather conditions, not even half of those who wanted to donate could travel to the event.

When the blood drive ended at 3 p.m., 900 people donated during the event, despite the dangerous road conditions.

The lower-than-expected attendance number encouraged the Indiana Blood Center to hold Bleed Blue Part Two at the organization’s offices located at 3450 N. Meridian Street.

Donors are invited to stop by any day next week from Dec. 19-24 to help increase the area’s blood supply.

Those who donate will receive a limited edition Adam Vinatieri football.

Appointments can be made by calling (800) 632-4722 or by visiting

RELATED500 crashes across central Indiana from Friday freeze: 'Unlike anything we've seen' | Law enforcement warns Indy drivers to stay off roads during winter weather