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Memorial Blood Centers Issues a Critical Alert For Blood Donations
Date:9/10/2009

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for blood is constant, with someone in our community requiring blood from a generous donor every two seconds. But right now, Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of certain blood types to meet the needs of our 30 local hospital partners operating in the Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities we serve.

Due to existing patient needs and Standard Operating Procedures requiring a minimum supply available, Memorial Blood Centers is issuing a Critical Alert for all Type O donors--types O+ and O- blood.

  • Type O negative blood is the only blood type that can be safely used for all emergency blood transfusions.
  • And with over 45% of the U.S. population having Type O blood, thousands in our community could qualify to donate immediately.

While all blood types are always in demand, right now there is an Urgent appeal to B+ and A+ blood donors as well.

Fast Facts about Giving a Gift to Your Community:

  1. All donations are processed and available for use within 24-48 hours.
  2. Each unit of blood can help up to three people.
  3. There is no substitute for human blood.
  4. Donating is safe, convenient, and takes only about 45 minutes including registration and a mini-physical.

Donors 17 and older must be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds; donors 16 years of age must weigh at least 130 pounds, be at least 5 feet tall, and have written parental consent. While walk-in donors are always welcome, appointments can be made in advance by visiting www.memorialbloodcenters.org.

About Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers, celebrating its 60th anniversary, is a locally operated nonprofit organization that supplies life-saving blood and blood components to over 30 hospital partners throughout Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also is a national leader in transfusion medicine, providing expert technical services to clients throughout the U.S. For more information call 888-GIVE BLD or visit www.memorialbloodcenters.org.


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