Red Cross needs donations, blood levels critical

A medical lab technician processes newly donated blood. (AP)

January 11, 2010 7:42:10 AM PST
As a result of the recent bad weather across the country, the Red Cross says its blood supply has drastically decreased in the Carolinas region.

Type O negative and type B negative blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels.

Since type O negative blood can be used for any patient when there is not time to determine the patient's blood type, it is crucial that there is a sufficient supply.

Call 1-800 GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) or click here to make an appointment at the Blood Centers or to find out about other community blood drives.

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