Red Cross issues plea for blood donations

Canadian Blood Services

More than 5,500 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected so far this year, and more than 150 blood drives were forced to cancel due to the early January winter storm along the eastern seaboard, the Red Cross said.

Because of the winter weather in our area blood donations couldn't take place for nearly three days.

One blood collector at the Duluth Red Cross said that another thing holding people back is they are intimated to give blood, because they believe it's a hard process when it really isn't.

Type O negative blood "is what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations", the Red Cross said.

But hospitals still need to keep their blood supply levels stable.

"All blood is needed, but right now, we need negatives to come in, A negatives, B negatives, and O negatives", says Amy Perreira with the Red Cross.

The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process.

Type O negative: The blood type that can be transfused to nearly everyone and is what doctors reach for in trauma situations. RapidPass can now be completed on mobile devices and through the Blood Donor App.

Type B negative: The blood type that can be transfused to type B Rh-positive and negative patients. There, she received additional transfusions, and Rusher was moved to the neonatal intensive care unit, where he also received a blood transfusion to increase his red blood cell count.

With snow finally moving out of the area organizations like the red cross are trying to make up ground.

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