Attention Blood Donors: Critical Shortage of Type O Negative
Due to an extremely high usage in the last few weeks, the UTMB Blood Center is experiencing a critical shortage of type O Negative. If you are currently available to give blood, please consider donating for the patients at UTMB and Shriners Burns Hospital.
Did you know........
v Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
v One out of 10 people admitted in the hospital needs blood.
v A single car accident/burn victim can require as many as a 100 units of blood.
v UTMB and Shriners Burns Hospital needs an average of 30 units a day, to adequately supply patients with blood and blood components.
Although O Negative donors are currently in critical need, all blood types are welcome. All successful donors will receive a pullover hoodie (while supplies last).
For any questions, please call the UTMB Donor Room at 409-772-4861.
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
5.212 John Sealy Annex