American Red Cross Needs Blood Donors

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By CBS 8 News

The American Red Cross needs more people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

The agency reports its supply has reached emergency levels, with 50-thousand fewer blood donations than expected this month.

The Red Cross says all blood types are welcome. But-there's a particular need for "O" positive, "O" negative, "B" negative and "A" negative.

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood.

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Danny Haszard said on Thursday, Jun 28 at 3:07 AM

Thanks for posting this news,someone needs blood every 2 seconds,give the gift of life! I was a non-donating Jehovah's Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my 'blood buddy' girlfriend. Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion Jehovah's Witnesses take blood products now in 2012. They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryo-poor too, and many, many, others. If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood. Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell. -- Danny Haszard

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