Blood donation shortage in El Paso

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 10:49am

If you have "O-Negative" blood, United Blood Services wants to hear from you. UBS says they are experiencing a shortage of O-negative, which is the universal blood type and the only blood type that can be given to a trauma patient or premature baby in an emergency when they can't determine a blood type immediately.

You can donate at any of the blood donation centers located at 424 S. Mesa Hills, 1338 N. Zaragosa and 1200 Commerce in Las Cruces.
 

The centers are open today (Thursday) from 12 pm until 7 pm, then again Friday from 8 am to 2 pm and Saturday 8 am to 3 pm.

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