Red Cross blood drive

Severe shortage of type O blood

EVANSTON — The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

Upcoming donation opportunities for Uinta County residents are March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Mountain View High School and at Walmart in Evanston from noon to 5:30 p.m. on March 29.

Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, helping patients facing life-threatening conditions and emergencies every day. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what emergency room personnel reach for when there’s no time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is also especially needed because it is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.

Individuals of all blood types can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Two forms of identification are required at check-in. For more information, call the 800 number.

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