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Mayo Clinic in 'dire need' of O-negative blood

Mayo Clinic in 'dire need' of O-negative blood

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is in "dire need" of O-negative blood.

O-negative blood is often used during emergencies when a patient's blood type isn't known or the matching blood type is in short supply. The Rochester clinic has a low supply of the blood, meaning doctors could have to make difficult choices without more blood soon. 

"We're really looking out to the community for people who haven't been blood donors in the past and trying to appeal to them," said Dr. Justin Kreuter, the program's medical director, according to report by the Post-Bulletin.

Walk-in donations are accepted at both the Hilton Building and the Saint Marys Campus. For more info contact: donateblood@mayo.edu


(Cover photo: File / Canadian Blood Services / Creative Commons)

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