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Urgent need for O-type blood across the valley

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Urgent need for O-type blood across the valley

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Aug 31, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- United Blood Services currently has an urgent need for O-type blood.

Although only six percent of the population has O-negative blood, all people of all blood types can safely receive it.

This blood type is also used for treatment of babies, O-type blood is needed daily by neonatal facilities across the valley.

In addition, UBS also needs O-positive blood is the most prevalent blood type. 37 percent of the population has it, so it is needed in greater quantities.

UBS currently provides blood and blood products to local area hospitals in Southern Nevada, California and Northern Arizona.

In addition to the low inventory, UBS is expecting donations to slow down because people are more focused on back-to-school and the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Donate at the following locations: 6930 West Charleston Boulevard, 601 Whitney Ranch Drive, Suite 20, and 4950 West Craig Road.

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.