Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

Michigan Blood stated there is now an urgent need for all blood types and a special need for O-negative blood, the universal donor, which has dangerously low levels.

Winter weather can have a tremendous impact on the blood supply this time of year when brutally cold temperatures keep many donors home, and snow and ice storms often result in the cancellation of blood drives.

More than 150 drives were canceled across the country, including 10 in NY just last week. "It's the blood on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency, and that's why we're asking eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets today".

Platelet and type O negative and B negative blood donations - in particular - are critically needed right now.

The following is a list of blood donation opportunities in Aroostook County for the month of January. Donors can help even more people by inviting a family member, friend or co-worker to donate too.

OBI is urging donors to give blood at the donor centers or mobile blood drives.

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood.

If the current trend of bad weather continues without more blood donors coming in, Michigan Blood's inventory could drop to critical levels.

The RED25 program is aimed at uniting workplaces, community groups, schools and universities across the country to save lives through blood donations. She says blood is a perishable product, and you can donate every 56 days.

The need for blood is constant, so it is important that donations are given on an ongoing basis.

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