Type O Negative Blood Donors Needed Immediately June 11, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Blood Center is issuing an emergency call for Type O Negative blood donors. Type O Negative donors are encouraged to come to the Lexington Donor Center to make a donation. 

Type O negative is the universal blood donor, meaning anyone can receive that blood type. It is the blood type preferred in emergency situations. 

There is less than a one-day supply of Type O blood available to hospitals served by the blood center. There are surgeries occurring this week that will require the blood presently available.

Transfusions at the 67 hospitals and clinics served by Kentucky Blood Center donors have been steady and patient needs are being met at this time. 

Those wanting to donate blood can call 1-800-775-2522 or visit kybloodcenter.org for blood drive and donor center details. The Kentucky Blood Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for 67 Kentucky hospitals and clinics thanks to generous blood donors in more than 60 counties.