Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

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Michigan Blood stated there is now an urgent need for all blood types and a special need for O-negative blood, the universal donor, which has dangerously low levels.

While supplies are adequate locally, the Red Cross cancelled more than 150 blood drives in the northeast and eastern United States due to harsh winter weather, said Red Cross spokeswoman Navtividad Lewis.

LifeShare is asking people to give blood in the coming days and weeks. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their health history the day they donate using Donor Pass at donateblood.centralbloodbank.org/DonorPass.aspx.

January is officially known as National Blood Donor Month.

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"We hope new donors will consider making a donation during this time of need as well. That's why we're reaching out to our community to help ensure a ready supply of blood for patients who depend on it".

Type AB: The plasma type that can be transfused to nearly everyone and can be donated through a platelet or plasma donation, where available, or during a regular blood donation. It is often used for premature infants and trauma patients. Their shelf life is very short - only five days - while whole blood or red cell donations can last 42 days.

As part of the Blood Systems Blood Services division, Central Blood Bank is included in a multi-state network of blood centers.

Donations are needed right now so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) may be eligible to donate, although there are height and weight restrictions for people 16 to 18 years old.

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