The need for donors of all blood types has escalated since the beginning of the summer vacation season, especially for type O-negative, the universal blood type required primarily by emergency and trauma patients. In emergency situations when there is no time to determine a patient’s blood type, doctors depend on O-negative blood to sustain life until the patient can be stabilized. An ample supply gives transfusion options when shortages of other blood types arise. Doctors also routinely rely on O-negative blood when premature babies and infants under six months old require lifesaving transfusions.
For questions, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376), but please note the call center hours below:
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