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March 29, 2013

Urgent need for O negative blood donations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Due to increased blood transfusions in area hospitals, the need for blood donations, especially O Negative, is extremely high. Your community blood center is issuing a critical appeal to help patients in need. All first-time or dedicated donors are urged to call Southeastern Community Blood Center  at 850-877-7181 or visit www.scbcinfo.org  to locate a convenient blood center or bloodmobile drive location to donate as soon as possible.

 

Upcoming bloodmobile drives include:

April 2 Tuesday

Cordele Community Clubhouse

11:00am -6:00pm

108 15th Street

Cordele, GA

 

April 3 Wednesday

Valdosta State University

President’s Inaugural Blood Drive

University Center

10:00am-3:00pm

1500 North Patterson Street

Valdosta, GA

 

O Negative blood donors can answer the call for help as universal donors, meaning any patient can receive it regardless of the recipient’s blood type.  Trauma patients, premature babies and those undergoing emergency surgery rely on O Negative type blood and it is currently at a critical level as we enter this holiday weekend.   Watch Video.

 

Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community. In many cases one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Please call 850-877-7181 for additional eligibility questions.

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