By Hanna Christensen
Nebraska News Service 

Nebraska hospitals are in desperate need of blood


February 10, 2022

Photo Courtesy of @crugorman on Instagram

Donation • Chris Gorman of Lincoln donates at a local blood drive in January. Gorman saw the need firsthand after his mother was hospitalized.

Chris Gorman of Lincoln and his family rushed his mother, Lynda Gorman, to the emergency room while visiting her in North Platte in early January. Her hemoglobin levels were dangerously low and she needed a blood transfusion.

Doctors recommended that she receive two units of blood, but they were only able obtain one unit, due to a shortage. The North Platte resident remained hospitalized for 11 days before being stable enough to be seen by a specialist in Lincoln, who diagnosed her with acquired hemophilia, a rare, but life-threatening, bleeding disorder.

She did not receive a second unit o...

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