Red Cross asks for donors amid 'critical' shortage of type O blood

yaktrinews.com - 05-14

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The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and is urging eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day.