Urgent Need For Blood After Mass Shooting

Urgent Need For Blood After Mass Shooting(Orlando, Florida June 12, 2016) There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors following a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Dozens of people have been injured and taken to area hospitals.  The need for blood continues. 
 
All eligible O Negative, O Positive and AB donors are urged to please donate today.  To find a donation center or Big Red Bus near you click here.

Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.

One of three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

 

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