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Red Cross has emergency need for type-O blood as demand outpaces donations

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 17:40:15-04

(WXYZ) — The American Red Cross of Michigan said there's an emergency need for O-positive and O-negative blood.

According to the Red Cross, demand for type O blood is outpacing donations.

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O-Negative blood is the universal donor and O-positive blood is the most common with more than 1/3 of people having that blood type.

The Red Cross is encouraging anyone with type O blood to make a donation appointment ASAP at http://rcblood.org/appt