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Is your blood type O-negative? You're needed right now

Blood stocks are at a low of four days.
Aug 18th 2014, 7:01 PM 25,952 71

CALLS HAVE BEEN made for donations of blood, with O-negative donors being sought.

The blood type, which is the universal group, is at lows of just four days’ supply, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service says.

In a Facebook post today, the IBTS says that stocks were depleted by a high amount of issues over the weekend.

Due to high issues of O-negative blood in emergency departments over the weekend, supply is low at only 4 days. Supply of this blood type must be replenished over the coming week.If you are an O Negative blood donor please make special effort to give blood today.

Find details of upcoming clinics here.

O-negative is a rare blood group that can be transfused into anybody. This means that it is the most in-demand blood type.

The IBTS says that it needs 3,000 blood donations every single week just to cope with demand.

Read: Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood

Raed: NHS clarifies “call for Irish blood donations”

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