(WXYZ) — The American Red Cross of Michigan said there's an emergency need for O-positive and O-negative blood.
According to the Red Cross, demand for type O blood is outpacing donations.
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O-Negative blood is the universal donor and O-positive blood is the most common with more than 1/3 of people having that blood type.
The Red Cross is encouraging anyone with type O blood to make a donation appointment ASAP at http://rcblood.org/appt
O so needed! Help meet the ❗️EMERGENCY❗️ need for type O positive & O negative blood. Hospital demand for type O blood is currently outpacing donations. If you're type O, please make a blood donation or Power Red appointment ASAP: https://t.co/KvMB4Dk7Pa pic.twitter.com/UZ9AIdY4CZ— American Red Cross Michigan Region (@MIRedCross) June 9, 2021