Supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross down to critical levels across the United States
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.
Type O negative donors are needed now to help prevent the type O negative blood supply from declining further.
While all blood types are needed during the critical summer months, the Red Cross urges those eligible donors with blood type O negative to make and keep appointments to give blood this summer.
We highly encourage all type O negative blood donors who meet the eligibility requirements to double the difference by becoming a double red cell donor. If eligible, you can give to give two donations at once.
Red Cross Blood Services offices are located in Jefferson City and Columbia.
The Jefferson City office is at 3230 Emerald Lane. The phone number is 1-573-635-9882. The Columbia office is located at 1511 S. Providence Rd. The phone number is 1-573-449-2656.