Shepeard Blood Center urgently needs type O donors - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Shepeard Blood Center urgently needs type O donors

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Shepeard Community Blood Center has an urgent need for type O blood. 

The blood bank, which supplies blood to 21 area hospitals, has less than a one-day supply of O positive and less than a three-day supply of O negative on its shelf, officials said. 

The need for those types is high because some patients in a few local hospitals have come in with significant trauma, internal bleeding and burns.

O positive is the most common blood type and O negative is the universal type that can be transfused to any patient. Officials said that's why donations of those blood types are always in need - and especially in need now. But officials said all blood types are needed.

If you are feeling healthy and well, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 17 years of age or older, you can donate at one of the three Shepeard Blood Centers or a bloodmobile near you. Shepeard Blood Center officials ask that you eat a full meal, hydrate well and bring a picture ID with you.

Shepeard Community Blood Center - Augusta 

1533 Wrightsboro Road 

Augusta, GA 30904

706.737.4551 

9 a.m. to 5  p.m. Monday through Friday

Shepeard Community Blood Center - Evans

4329 Washington Rd. 

Evans, GA 30809

706-854-1582

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Shepeard Community Blood Center - Aiken

(in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center )

353 Fabian Drive

Aiken, SC 29803

803-643-7996

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

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