Type O-negative blood urgently needed - East Valley Tribune: Health

Type O-negative blood urgently needed

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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:59 pm

United Blood Services has issued an urgent call for donors with blood type O-negative, the universal blood that can be substituted for all other types in emergencies. As of Wednesday morning, just 27 units of O-negative blood remained to fill the needs of 54 hospitals across Arizona.

To make a donation appointment, call (877) 827-4376 or visit www.BloodHero.com.

Two East Valley locations will host public blood drives Saturday:

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, 4710 E. Ray Road, Ahwatukee Foothills.

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Superstition Springs Center near Sears entrance in east Mesa.

Donations can also be made at a United Blood Services Donor Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Check www.unitedbloodservices.org/AZ/ online for locations.

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