Blood donations needed to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 5:03 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 12:17:50-04

Americans around the country are being urged to donate blood at their local blood center in order to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The blood donations will be shipped to Texas due to the shortage caused by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed.

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OneBlood has already sent 300 units of blood to Texas but is in need of additional donations to assist the Lone Star state.

To ensure enough blood is available locally and for Texas, OneBlood is urging all eligible donors to donate as soon as possible. While all blood types are needed, there is an urgent call for O negative and O positive blood, as well as platelets and plasma donations. Click to find a location near you.

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