Lifeblood’s Urgent Type O Blood Callout

October 24, 2023 9:14 am in by
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Lifeblood Australia is appealing to Central Victorians with Type O blood to book a donation in the next two weeks as stocks reach their lowest point in the past year.

An extra 500 blood donations of O-positive and O-negative blood are needed every single day over the next fortnight to boost supplies for patients in need.

O-negative blood is the universal blood type, used to treat patients when their blood type is unknown and often stocked in ambulances and rescue helicopters to be used to treat trauma patients who can require huge quantities of blood in a short amount of time.

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Lifeblood Executive Director of Strategy and Growth, Stuart Chesneau, urges all Type O locals to book an appointment at the Bendigo Lifeblood Centre.