Red Cross asks for donors amid ‘critical’ shortage of type O blood

Red Cross asks for donors amid ‘critical’ shortage of type O blood

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and is urging eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical. That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day.

While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and is also critical in trauma situations.

As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email.

If you’d like to donate, you can make an appointment online or you can attend one of the upcoming blood donation opportunities below.

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Hermiston
5/20/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 1350 S. Hwy 395
5/22/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hermiston High School, 600 S. First
6/7/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Stafford Hansell Government Center, 915 SE Columbia Dr

Pendleton
5/20/2019: 1:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., St Anthony Hospital, 2801 St Anthony Way
5/23/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Club 24, 1845 SW Westgate
6/7/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Roundup Athletic Club, 1415 Southgate

Pilot Rock
5/21/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pilot Rock High School, 101 NE Cherry Street

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Benton City
5/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kiona Benton High School, 1205 Horne Rd.

Kennewick
6/8/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7409 W Clearwater Ave.

Richland
5/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/28/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
5/31/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., LDS – Richland Stake, 1321 Jadwin
6/3/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
6/4/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
6/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way
6/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Richland Blood Donation Center, 447 Wellsian Way

Connell
6/4/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Connell Community Center, 211 E. Elm

Pasco
5/16/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Police Training Facility, 204 W. Clark St.
6/3/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lourdes Medical Center, 520 N Fourth Ave
6/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Educational Service District 123, ESD 123, 3924 W Court Street

Cle Elum
5/16/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Centennial Center, 719 E 3rd Street

Ellensburg
5/14/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hal Holmes Center, 209 N Ruby St.

College Place
6/6/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 212 S.W. 4th
6/6/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Community Bank College Place, 1288 SE Commercial Drive

Walla Walla
5/14/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, 325 S 1st Ave
5/23/2019: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., FOE Walla Walla, 350 S 2nd Ave
5/24/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Courtyard Marriott Walla Walla, Courtyard Marriot, 550 W. Rose St

Grandview
5/15/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way

Sunnyside
5/30/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., United Methodist Church Sunnyside, 9th and Edison

Yakima
5/15/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/16/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/17/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wellness Committee Yakima, 421 E. Chestnut Ave.
5/20/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Charter College, 2706 W. Nob Hill, Suite 106
5/20/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/22/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/28/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., West Valley Nazarene Church, 7109 West Nob Hill Blvd
5/29/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/29/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus #6097, 5502 W. Chestnut
5/30/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Good Samaritan Healthcare, 702 N. 16th Ave
5/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
5/31/2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Yakima Valley Community College, 16th and Nob Hill
6/5/2019: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
6/6/2019: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street
6/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Yakima Blood Donation Center, 302 S 2nd Street

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