United Blood Services is asking for help with much needed donations of Type O negative red blood cells and AB plasma donations. Only six percent of the population has O negative blood which makes donations critically important. Type AB is the universal donor for plasma so it too is critically important.

If you have type O negative, AB positive or AB negative you can donate at United Blood Services on Bertrand Drive. Make your appointment by visiting bloodhero.com, click on 'Donate Blood' and enter your zip code.