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Blood bank reports urgent need for O Negative blood

February 22, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

One of the most critical blood types linked to saving trauma and emergency patients, babies and all types of surgical patients has now reached critically low levels. The demand for O negative blood transfusions in local hospitals is extremely high. In order to ensure hospitals have an adequate supply, blood donors are urged to contact Florida's Blood Centers as soon as possible to donate.

O Negative blood is the universal blood type - meaning any patient can receive O Negative blood regardless of their blood type. Florida's Blood Centers is asking for donors who know they have O negative blood or even suspect they do, to please donate immediately.

Call toll free 1-888-9DONATE. O Negative donors can donate at any Florida's Blood Centers location or on any Big Red Bus.

The Boston Red Sox will hold a blood drive during their annual Spring Training open house at JetBlue Park Stadium at 11581 Daniels Parkway in?Fort Myers this Saturday, Feb. 25. The blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m., while the open house takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Registered donors will receive a special edition "I bleed Blue & Red" Boston Red Sox t-shirt.

 
 

 

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