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CBCO Says O Negative Blood Donations Are Needed Immediately

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a critical appeal for type O negative blood donors.

According to the CBCO, current Type O negative reserves are at critical levels.  Less than a one-day reserve is currently available, and the blood bank strives to maintain a three-day supply of blood to be ready for emergencies.

Type O negative is a universal blood type—meaning, anyone can receive it, but those with type O negative can only receive that kind.  About six percent of the population has O negative blood.

Information about where to donate blood is at

The CBCO is the exclusive provider of blood products to more than 40 area hospitals.

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