Nationwide Blood Shortage

Did you know that Type O Negative is the universal blood type and can be given to any patient no matter what his or her individual blood type might be? In addition, Type O Positive is the most common blood type. January is National Blood Donor Month since blood supplies typically run low during the holiday season.

This year there is a critical shortage with some medical centers down to a one day blood supply. The American Red Cross is asking for the public’s help. Red Cross officials said the organization is in critical need of blood donors of all types.

To help find your nearest blood donation location, visit

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