American Red Cross

American Red Cross low on Type O blood

American Red Cross low on Type O blood

The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of Type O blood, the blood group most needed by hospitals.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of Type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president of Red Cross Blood Services. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

That’s why the Red Cross is asking eligible type O donors to make an appointment to give now. As a special thank you, all those who donate blood or platelets now through June 10, will receive...

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