The call is going out for blood donors in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Centers said its supply of O-negative blood is dangerously low
across its 11 donor sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Silber tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1N60fSF
) the organization has been able to keep up with the demand for
O-negative blood so far, but more donors are urgently needed. A
combination of cold weather, vacations and the flu season has led
to the decrease in donations.
The shortage is
particularly critical because O-negative is a universal blood type
that can be used in emergencies.
donors are also rare. According to the American Red Cross, only 7
percent of people in the U.S. have O-negative blood.