Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to maintain supply

By | February 3, 2015 9:11 am

Last Updated: February 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive, in Sparta, 3-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the Sparta Walmart, 231 Mose Dr. Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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