Blood Connection has urgent need for type O-negative blood - FOX Carolina 21

Blood Connection has urgent need for type O-negative blood

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Blood Connection bus in Fountain Inn (FOX Carolina). Blood Connection bus in Fountain Inn (FOX Carolina).
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The Blood Connection said Friday that hospitals an urgent need for O-negative blood.

TBC officials are asking donors to give as soon as possible to ensure that blood is available for hospital patients.

“While every donation is vitally needed, particularly as we get closer to another holiday weekend, O- negative can be received by all hospital patients whether they’re an O, A, B or AB blood type, and this is crucial in trauma situations.” said TBC President and CEO Delisa English.

English said donations decline in summer months, while the need for blood tends to rise around that time.

“The blood supply has urgent needs right now. Many of our dedicated donors are enjoying summer. At the same time, people are on the road traveling, and this creates the potential for more trauma accidents. Combined with heat waves and storms in parts of the country, we have to be prepared.”

Healthy donors age 17 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can visit www.thebloodconnection.org to find a blood drive or give at TBC’s donation centers at 435 Woodruff Road, Greenville; 341 Old Abbeville Highway, Greenwood; 1954 East Main Street, Easley; 1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca; 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, Spartanburg; and 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville.

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