Type O blood is needed

Bloodworks Northwest is at emergency levels

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after the community supply for Type O blood is at 1,000 units below normal operating levels.
The levels of Type O, the most common blood type among people in the Northwest, has plunged by 37% since the beginning of July. The need for blood is continuous for patients having surgeries, trauma care, organ transplants and cancer treatment.
About 45 percent of people in the Northwest have Type O blood.
Bloodworks Northwest, a 73-year-old blood-collection and distribution agency formerly known as Puget Sound Blood Center, supports 90 Pacific Northwest hospitals.
Donors can schedule an appointment at any donor center by going online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org or calling 1-800-398-7888. Information about mobile blood drives is available at bloodworksnw.org.

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