Urgent Need For O Negative Blood In The CSRA - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Urgent Need For O Negative Blood In The CSRA

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There is an urgent and immediate need for O negative blood in the CSRA.

Patient need has continued to increase and the available supply has not kept pace. With less than a 1 day supply of O Negative blood on their shelves, Shepeard Community Blood Center needs more donors right now to donate and help.

Shepeard's supply of O Positive blood is running low, as well, and these donors are needed now.

Shepeard's mission to meet the needs of patients in the 21 local hospitals and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, for whom they are the contracted supplier, is daily met only by the loyal volunteer blood donation by willing donors.

Everyone in the CSRA who is able to donate is urged to do so to help with this urgent need. Although O Negative blood type is in urgent need, all blood types are needed right now.

To donate blood, you must be in good general health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years or older or 16 with written parental consent to donate blood.

Shepeard Community Blood Center locations are listed below:

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Augusta
1533 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 737-4551
Open Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Aiken
353 Fabian Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
(803) 643-7996
Open Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center - Evans
4329 Washington Road
Evans, GA 30809
(706) 854-1582
Open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

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