Urgent Need for O- Blood Donors | LifeShare Blood Centers

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Oct. 22, 2014– LifeShare Blood Centers reports an urgent need for O negative blood donors in order to stabilize the supply. Patient use of O negative blood has exceeded recent blood donations of the same type, resulting in an immediate need for blood donations.

“Patients in trauma situations, those with O negative blood and most infants can only receive type O negative blood. Because of this, it is vital to increase the current supply to support and be prepared for local patient needs,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

After blood donation, testing and processing takes a minimum of 24 hours before the blood is available for patient use. People who are eligible to give blood and know they have an O negative blood type are needed immediately. Persons who are unaware of their blood type are also being asked to donate now, as it will be tested upon collection. Donations of all blood types are needed for constant replenishing.

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The following LifeShare Blood Centers’ locations are open for blood donations along with mobile blood drives. To locate a mobile blood drive, call your nearest center or go to www.lifeshare.org.

Texarkana LifeShare Blood Center location:

Texarkana
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503
903-794-3173
800-264-5456

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