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Take action: Type O negative blood donors needed for emergencies

$10 e-gift card for coming to give May 1-19

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 3, 2023) — When every second counts, blood products can provide lifesaving care. The American Red Cross asks the public to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O negative blood donors are especially needed right now.

The power of type O blood

Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type in the most serious situations.

Type O positive blood is the most used blood type because it c...

 

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