Jan 27 2011

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Blood needed: Carter BloodCare shortage on types O and B

The current inventory of blood types O, Rh Negative and B, Rh Negative is significantly less than the preferred supply for the east Texas region. Carter BloodCare is therefore urging all able and eligible donors order with blood types O negative and B negative to donate blood as soon as possible.
Persons with O negative blood type comprise of only seven percent of the general population and O is usually used for emergencies since any patient can receive it. Blood type B negative comes in a scanty two percent hence the

Carter BloodCare supplies blood to most of the east Texas area trauma centers and wants  to ensure that blood types O negative and B negative are available for area patients, should the need arise.
Potential donors must be at least 16 years old with a parent’s consent. Seventeen year-olds may donate independently.  In addition, donors must weigh Propecia at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For more information or to make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-DONATE-4 or visit carterbloodcare.org.

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