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Type O Blood Donors Needed

Posted July 16, 2007

— The American Red Cross announced Monday that there is an urgent need of blood types O positive and O negative.

American Red Cross officials said the current supply of those types is at a half-day supply.

Red Cross officials said they have seen some improvement in the blood supply since making its appeal for blood donors more than two weeks ago.

"The public is responding to the call for blood donors," said Robert F. Fechner, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Region. "The supply of type B blood has improved to almost a two-day supply. However, that’s still a day lower than the three-day supply we need to have on hand."

Eligible donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors of all blood types are welcome.


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  • Sara Lee Jul 16, 2007

    ok, i just tried doing a search using the link i posted, and it doesn't seem to be working. but i have found a calendar for the central north carolina chapter:


  • shakennotstirred Jul 16, 2007

    Saw type-o-negative at walnut creek amphitheater as an opening act. Loved those two songs, but boy they were weirdos...

  • Sara Lee Jul 16, 2007

    dark_magyar --

    People with tatoos can give blood, but not if you were tattooed within the last 12 months

  • Sara Lee Jul 16, 2007

    I actually donated blood today at a local church in Burlington.

    Here is a search for Red Cross for NC:


  • dark_magyar Jul 16, 2007

    I remember Type-O negative. Still listen to them - god, I'm getting old.

  • dark_magyar Jul 16, 2007

    I would like to give blood, however, I don't meet the weight requirements. Is it true that people with tattoos can't donate blood?

  • shakennotstirred Jul 16, 2007

    Does anyone remember the goth rock group, Type-O-Negative. Songs - Black #1 and Christian Woman. Oh, the memories...

  • raider Jul 16, 2007

    Thinkaboutit - try using Zip code instead of Area code on the follow Red Cross website:


  • cryinshame Jul 16, 2007

    @Obxgirl521.........where does one get the free t-shirts???? most we get from it is a cup of juice and maybe a cookie or two if were lucky.

  • baldy64 Jul 16, 2007

    I would love to donate--but I have been banned from donating since 1992 since I lived in Europe for 3 years.

    I have been back in the U.S. for the past 15 years, and still am not allowed to donate. The list is getting longer and longer of who can't donate, yet they are always crying that they need blood.

    I would think if I contracted mad cow disease while over there I would know by now.