ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It usually isn't a good thing to see blood everywhere, but David Large's problem these days is that he doesn't see enough.
When you work at the blood bank, you're kind of hoping to see more of it.
The Blood Bank of Alaska is having a serious shortage. They're calling on donors, and until they get more, they're calling it a Code Red situation.
For the blood bank, it's a balancing act; keeping donations up with the amount they're sending to hospitals.
"We ended up going into a Code Red critical situation on five different blood types," Large says.
Code Red is blood bank code for less than one day's supply, so the blood bank hit the airwaves asking for help.
"We experienced a great tremendous response in the community last week, we saw over 650 donors, however, by the weekend we distributed nearly as much back out to hospitals to meet those requests," Large said.