Red Cross Issues EMERGENCY APPEAL For Blood

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The Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood, especially type O.

In a mass e-mail, the Red Cross noted, "Right now, the Red Cross has a limited supply of most blood types, and blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. To continue treating patients in need, we urge all eligible donors to come in to give blood this week."

Population percentages based on blood types:

• O-positive: 38 percent of Americans have this type
• O-negative: 7 percent of Americans have this type
• A-positive: 34 percent of Americans have this type
• A-negative: 6 percent of Americans have this type
• B-positive: 9 percent of Americans have this type
• B-negative: 2 percent of Americans have this type
• AB-positive: 3 percent of Americans have this type
• AB-negative: 1 percent of Americans have this type

The main Red Cross office is at 501 Memorial Boulevard here in Murfreesboro. Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Special blood drives are scheduled for:

Living Faith Ministries
208 Jefferson Pike
Smyrna, TN 37167
Tuesday 1/29/2019 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsor Code: LivingFaithSmyrna

Central Magnet School
701 E. Main St.
Murfreesboro 37130
Wednesday 1/30/2019 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sponsor Code: centralmag19

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