Central Texas blood bank makes urgent call for blood donations
AUSTIN, Texas - A Central Texas blood bank is facing a critical shortage and are at risk of a supply shortfall.
We Are Blood is asking for donations in all Type-O blood, espically Type O Negative. "We Are Blood" is the sole provider of blood to more than 40 Central Texas Hospitals and medical facitilites.
The blood bank has seen a spike in blood usage and transfusions over the past week due to multiple major tramua events and difficult surgeries.
Type O Negative donors are especially important becuase they are the universal blood donor type for red blood cells.
Donations can be scheduled online at weareblood.org or by phone at 512-206-1266.