OneBlood has an increased need for Type O blood, according to a news release.
Multiple hospitals throughouth OneBlood’s service area are experiencing high usage of Type O, and it is putting increased pressure on the blood supply.
“It is vital that a robust supply of Type O blood is available at all times. OneBlood is urging all eligible donorS with Type O blood to please visit a OneBlood donor center or Big Red Bus blood drive as soon as possible,” said Susan Forbes, senior vice president of corporate communications and public relations, in the release.
Forty-five percent of the U.S. population has Type O blood, making it the blood type in the highest demand by hospitals, and it is used to help save trauma patients, the release said.
To find a donation location, visit OneBlood.org.