The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors to give now to ensure blood is available for patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. All other blood types are also needed at this time.
Did you know that based on your blood type and patient needs there is a "right" type blood donation for everyone? It’s true. Whether you give Whole Blood or Power Red, Platelets or Plasma, giving the right donation for your blood type ensures the best use of your lifesaving gift.
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