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United Blood Services - CRITICAL appeal for type O negative blood

Mar 15, 2013 - Mar 20, 2013 See Schedule

United Blood Services donor center 1177 Bonita Lakes Circle (next to TJMAXX)
United Blood Services announces CRITICAL appeal for type O negative blood

MERIDIAN, MS United Blood Services today is announcing a critical appeal for type O negative blood. As the community blood provider for this area and stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types is imperative. O Negative blood types are the universal donor. O Negative can be transfused to any patient with any blood type, however, only O Negative can be transfused to an O Negative patient. With only 6% of the population having O Negative blood, it is considered a rare blood type and always in demand. We need you NOW! More importantly, area patients need your precious lifesaving gift!

“Unfortunately, due to high patient usage and less than adequate donations from the public, we find it necessary to alert the public to the dire need for O Negative blood. ” said JW Chapman, Satellite, Director United Blood Services.

Time is precious, so schedule your blood donation online @ www.bloodhero.com. Knowing how many to expect means we are better able to serve you. You also earn reward points for signing-up online, which means you earn points in our Hero in Me donor rewards program:

Visit your nearest United Blood Services donor center today:
1177 Bonita Lakes Circle (next to TJMAXX)
Monday 9am-7pm
TUESDAY, WEDNEDAY, THURSDAY – CLOSED
Friday 8am-4:30pm
Saturday 8am-2pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Volunteer donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Sixteen year olds must have parental permission. All donors 16-22 years of age must meet certain height and weight requirements. Log on to unitedbloodservices.org to schedule your appointment today.

United Blood Services has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since the 1950s and serves patients in 74 hospitals in Mississippi and West Alabama.  The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB