Type O blood supplies low in Oregon

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o-weneedu-VBS-squareMedical emergencies in our local hospitals have depleted inventories of O-positive and O-negative blood in Oregon communities, and it’s critical that the supply be replenished.

Approximately 45 percent of the population has Type O blood, and it is the type most requested by hospitals. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve donated — or maybe you’ve never given blood before. Now is the time to give the extraordinary gift of life to people in need. Each pint of blood collected can save as many as three people.

You can give at our donation center, 2211 Willamette St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 541-484-9111.

You also can donate at any of our upcoming blood drives. Click here for a schedule.

To be eligible to donate, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have eaten a meal with protein within four hours of your donation.

Author: Rebecca Taylor

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