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Emergency need for O negative blood across the region

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Montgomery reports an emergency need for type O negative blood across the region. 

According to LifeSouth, O negative is the universal blood type that can be given to any patient and only about 15 percent of the population is O negative. There is often a shortage of O negative during times of lower donations, like the holidays.

Blood drives are being held in the following locations over the next few days:

Thursday

Jackson Hospital 8a -6p

Dollar Tree Atlanta Hwy 10am – 5p

Donor Center Carmichael Road 9a – 7p

Friday

K-Mart Prattville 10a – 2p

Shoe Station Prattville 3p – 5p

Donor Center Carmichael Road 9a – 5p

Saturday

WalMart Clanton 10a – 4p

WalMart Atlanta Hwy 9a – 3p

Donor Center Carmichael Road 9a – 3p

LifeSouth supplies the following hospitals:

 

  • Baptist Medical Center South (Montgomery Co)
  • Baptist Medical Center East (Montgomery Co)
  • Jackson Hospital (Montgomery Co)
  • Baptist Medical Center Prattville (Autauga Co)
  • Community Hospital Tallassee (Tallapoosa Co)
  • Crenshaw Community Hospital (Crenshaw Co)
  • Georgiana Medical Center (Butler Co)
  • Bullock County Hospital (Bullock Co)
  • Elmore Community Hospital (Elmore Co)

 

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