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The word from Mayo Clinic is that "The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is facing extreme shortages in both O+ and O- blood types." If you have these blood types, please schedule an appointment in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Why Is Mayo's Blood Donor Program Facing a Shortage of O Type Bloods?

"With many open appointment times (because schools back in session), and canceled orders from outside vendors who help us sustain our blood supply, our O-type inventory levels are becoming dangerously low.

We are asking the community to step up - once again - to help us with our blood supply so that we can provide for patients in need!"

Here's What Happens To Donated Blood

Fun Blood Facts (source)

Type O Negative

  • O negative is the most common blood type used for transfusions when the blood type is unknown. This is why it is used most often in cases of trauma, emergency, surgery and any situation where blood type is unknown.
  • Only 7% of the population have O negative blood and in an emergency, it is the blood product of choice, so it's also the first blood supply to run out during a shortage.

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Type O Positive

  1. Type O positive blood is given to patients more than any other blood type, which is why it’s considered the most needed blood type.
  2. 38% of the population has O positive blood, making it the most common blood type.
  3. Over 80% of the population has a positive blood type and can receive O positive blood. That’s another reason it’s in such high demand.
Credit: Mayo Clinic

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