United Blood Services Makes Appeal For O-Neg Blood, Platelets
United Blood Services is making an appeal for donations of O-negative blood, as well as blood platelets.
Jason Connor from UBS, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning," said O-negative is the universal blood cell that can be given to any patient during an emergency situation, but only about four to six percent of the population has this blood type.
"It's a very hard blood type to get ahold of," Connor said.
In addition, Connor said they were seeing low levels of blood platelets. This blood product needs to be replenished daily because they are only good for five days after they have been donated.
If you would like to donate, you can schedule an appointment at the UBS website, or you can visit their office at 1503 Bertrand Drive.