The San Diego Blood Financial institution put out a name Monday for donors with sort O adverse and O optimistic blood, because the financial institution has reached “critically low” ranges of each.
Sort O adverse is the common blood sort, that means anybody can obtain that sort of blood when wanted. Sort O optimistic is the most typical blood sort, which is why hospital demand is all the time excessive. Sort O blood is the primary utilized in emergencies when a affected person’s blood sort is unknown, and for large traumas when a big quantity of blood is required shortly.
“All sorts are wanted, however our provide of O adverse and O optimistic blood sorts is low, at present at lower than a one-day provide” stated Claudine Van Gonka, spokeswoman for the blood financial institution. “It’s important that we convey the blood provide as much as steady ranges for hospital sufferers in want.”
To be eligible to donate blood you should be at the very least 17 years previous, weigh at the very least 114 kilos, and be generally good well being. Eligible donors are inspired to schedule an appointment at SanDiegoBloodBank.org or by calling 619-400-8251.
–Metropolis Information Service