Skip to comments.(Chicago)Summer Violence Creates Need For Blood Donations At South Side Hospital
Posted on 07/09/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by matt04
ENGLEWOOD A South Side hospital is asking residents to donate blood as a summer spike in city gun violence has created higher demand in emergency rooms.
St. Bernard Hospital is hosting a blood drive Friday that calls on Chicagoans to help save a life.
"Chicago experiences increased violence in the summer. While always needed, during summer months blood donation is vital," said hospital spokesman Derek Michaels.
Over the holiday weekend, at least 11 people were killed and 62 were wounded in violence around the city. Most of the shootings occurred on the South and West sides. The bloodshed continued into Monday, when three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot dead.
While police tout a decrease in shootings and murders overall, the increased violence still creates a shortfall in emergency rooms.
"The chronic violence in many of our neighborhoods creates a higher demand for blood supplies," Michaels said. "It is imperative that we get more people to give blood. [Blood donation] could save the life of a family member or neighbor."
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Maybe Chicago should implement some really strict gun laws to prevent this from happening in the future. Oh wait, never mind.
They need blood donations for all of the blood sacrifices.
They wouldn’t want my Caucasian blood anyway, right? Unless it was spilling from a hole in my head that they kicked in me.
I’m sure Trinity United Church of Christ is organizing a blood drive as we post.
Any article focused on “gun violence” is biased.
The issue is violence, not club, knife, or gun violence.
I am curious as to whether they have any reaction of increased donations based on this appeal. Probably unless there are chartered rides back and forth to the donation center, along with some additional freebies, the people in the ‘hoods will be not very likely to show up and give blood.
...but let’s focus on the White Mexican defending himself.
F’em. They don’t want my cracker ass blood anyway
They can just get their blood from The Community.
It is not gun violence, it is black violence. White communities who have a high rate of gun ownership do not have this same issue.
Yeah. I’m on it.
Chicago needs to have Mrs. O’Leary’s cow start another fire...and let it BURN!! :)
“The issue is violence, not club, knife, or gun violence”
That bears repeating.
That truth hits way too close to the real problem - the culture of the inner city.
Good point. Of course, the lefties are gonna say that you’re racist. But still, a good point.
Perhaps instead of calling it black violence, it is better termed “cultural violence”. There may be communities where the large majorities are dark skinned, but they are from India or somewhere else, and there’s very little violence. I’ve seen a couple of these communities in Silicon Valley.
Any article that ignores demographics in a discussion of violent crime is worthless.
Per DOJ stats, between 1976-2005, blacks were 12% of the US population yet accounted for 52.2% of all homicides committed.
lol That’s Racist!
Maybe the gay community would like to pitch in...
I’m a Korean (in spirit)!