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Blood group makes urgent appeal

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WALB) -

Due to increased blood transfusions in area hospitals, the need for blood donations, especially O Negative, is extremely high. Your community blood center is issuing a critical appeal to help patients in need.

All first-time or dedicated donors are urged to call Southeastern Community Blood Center at 850-877-7181 or visit www.scbcinfo.org to locate a convenient blood center or bloodmobile drive location to donate as soon as possible.

There's a bloodmobile drive on Tuesday April 2, at the Cordele Community Clubhouse, 11:00am -6:00pm at 108 15th Street Cordele.

On April 3 there's one at Valdosta State University President's Inaugural Blood Drive University Center 10:00am-3:00pm 1500 North Patterson Street Valdosta.

O Negative blood donors can answer the call for help as universal donors, meaning any patient can receive it regardless of the recipient's blood type. Trauma patients, premature babies and those undergoing emergency surgery rely on O Negative type blood and it is currently at a critical level as we enter this holiday weekend.

Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in our community. In many cases one donation could impact or even save the lives of three patients.

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Please call 850-877-7181 for additional eligibility questions. If you don't know your blood type, the best way to find out is to donate blood!

 

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