Urgent need for O negative blood donors in Delaware

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

NEWARK, Del. (WPVI) -- The Blood Bank of Delmarva says it has an urgent need for O negative blood donors.

O negative is the universal blood type that can be transfused to any patient in a critical situation, especially when there isn't time to determine a patient's blood type.

The Blood Bank is welcoming walk-in donors because of the critical need.

Blood Bank of Delmarva has five permanent donor centers in Christiana, Wilmington, Dover, Chadds Ford, Pa. and Salisbury, Md.

Donors who prefer to schedule an appointment can visit the Blood Bank of Delmarva or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.

Scheduling is also available via the Blood Bank's free mobile app.