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IBC job cuts include 14 in the Lafayette area

Indiana Blood Center is reducing the number of mobile blood collection centers, closing a donor center, and cutting staff in response to decreases revenue from hospitals.

Spokesperson Wendy Mehringer says that includes 14 full-time mobile operations jobs in the Lafayette area.

She says the demand for blood from IBC’s 60 member hospitals has dropped by nearly 25% in the last year.

Mehringer says since the organization is funded by fees it charges those facilities to recruit donors and collect, test, process, label, store and distribute blood, that means revenue has also dropped.

She says staff cuts take effect immediately.

Other changes will go into effect July 1st.