LifeShare Blood Centers are reporting a critical shortage of type O-negative blood and are asking for all eligible type O donors to give as soon as possible.
According to LifeShare spokesperson Tina Hooper, there is currently only a day-and-a-half supply of O-negative blood available. She says blood donations are traditionally slow around the holidays.
It takes at least 24 hours after someone donates blood before it is available for use. Because there is now manufactured substitute for human blood, it must come from blood donors.
Hooper says that type O-negative blood can be used in instances when the recipient's blood type is unknown, such as an accident victim or a newborn baby. Type O-positive blood can also be given under certain circumstances, but O-negative blood can be given to all blood types.
To make a donation appointment, call 673-1471. Below are center locations and hours. You can find more information on the Lifeshare website.
Shreveport 8910 Linwood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 318-673-1471 Location Hours: 8:00am-5:30pm M, W, F 11:00am-7:00pm Tu, Th 8:00am-3:00pm Saturday
Bossier City 1523 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-742-4636 Location Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm M, W, F 11:00am-7:00pm Tu, Th
Texarkana 1321 College Drive Texarkana, TX 75503 903-794-3173 800-264-5456 Location Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm M, W, F 10:00am-5:30pm Tu, Th 8:00am-1:00pm Saturday
Upcoming Mobile Blood Drives: Friday, Jan. 4, 1pm – 5pm Cornerstone Hospital, 4900 Medical Dr., Bossier City Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30pm – 5:30pm Wal-mart – Minden, 1379 Homer Rd., Minden Saturday, Jan. 5, 10am – 2pm, Landers Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, 2701 Benton Rd., Bossier City Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30am – 3:30pm, Wal-mart – Vivian, 929 South Pine St., Vivian
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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