blood donation http://wvxu.org en Local donors still needed despite a slight drop in blood demand http://wvxu.org/post/local-donors-still-needed-despite-slight-drop-blood-demand <p>A weekend newspaper headline said blood banks are changing their approach as demand slips.&nbsp; <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/demand-dwindles-blood-banks-make-big-changes" target="_blank">It reported fewer elective surgeries and better technology are reducing the amount of blood that needs to be collected.</a>&nbsp; Some centers around the country are even laying off staff because of the shrinking demand. &nbsp;<br /> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:06:47 +0000 Jay Hanselman 18490 at http://wvxu.org Local donors still needed despite a slight drop in blood demand