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Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

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February 28, 2019

Press release

MISSOULA — People in north-central Montana have several upcoming opportunities to help The American Red Cross deal with a severe shortage of type O blood

Red Cross is urging type O donors — as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types — to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, helping patients facing life-threatening conditions and emergencies every day. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what emergency room personnel reach for when the...

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