MEDIC blood bank issues emergency request for O negative donors

MEDIC blood bank issues emergency request for O negative donors

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - MEDIC Regional Blood Bank is issuing an emergency request for donors with blood type O negative.

The blood bank said Monday the community blood center could not fulfill hospital orders for the blood type.

Medical providers use O negative, known as the "universal donor" blood type, when treating patients of unknown blood type.

The bank said all blood types are needed, but there is a critical shortage of this particular type.

More information on where you can donate is available on the MEDIC website.

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