Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:36

Red Cross needs Type O blood

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BANGOR - The American Red Cross is critically low on Type O blood.

Red Cross blood banks are distributing Type O blood to hospitals faster than donations are being received, said Caroline King, executive director of Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine.


King said right now only a two-day supply of Type O blood is available.


"We usually like to keep a five-day supply and so two days makes us very nervous. You know, that just barely meets the regular need let alone if there's a big emergency," King said.


As a special thank you, Red Cross officials said they are offering donors a $5 Amazon gift care. That offer is valid through June 10.

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