Blood donations essential for health care systems

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – There are many facets to dealing with the COVID-19 virus and one of those impacted in a major way is Vitalant Blood Services.

Abbie Arneson, Senior Donor Recruiter for Vitlant, stopped short of calling the need critical, but said there as never been a need for blood quite like the present.

She said the best way individuals can help is to educate themselves on the coronavirus and then line up a time to donate blood.

Arneson is pleading for help from those who are able to donate blood.