New England blood supply running low

5:14 PM, Aug 17, 2010   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The American Red Cross has put out an urgent call for blood donations in New England.

According to officials with the Red Cross, it's been a tough summer trying to recruit enough donors to fill hospitals.

They say all blood types are necessary, but especially people with type O negative.  That's because O negative can be used in anyone.  It's especially helpful for patients involved in a trauma.

There were blood drives in both Portland and Bangor Tuesday.

Click here to find a blood drive near you, or for more information about blood donation.









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