U.S. Blood Supply

The Blood Center of Wisconsin has issued an urgent call for O negative blood. We caught up with Fay Spano to talk about the need.  At the time, Spano said the center only had about a half day supply of O negative blood left. She says they usually stock at least three day’s worth. 

The U.S. has not allowed gay men to donate blood since the 1980s - when HIV and AIDS cases grew, because gay men had a higher rate of infection than the general population.