Quantcast

Blood needed: Red Cross asking Utahns for summer donations

Published July 9, 2013 12:35 pm

Health • Seeking O negative, B negative and A negative types.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Red Cross is low on blood, and it's calling on Utah residents to help refill its reserves.

It is especially seeking types O negative, B negative and A negative.

Donations have fallen off in recent weeks as families juggle summer schedules and take off on vacation.

Across the country, donations dropped by 50,000, or ten percent, in June.

The organization is also asking for platelets.

You can schedule to give blood on this site. Donors need to bring a driver license or two other forms of ID. They must be older than 17, or have a guardian's permission, and weigh at least 110 pounds.

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus