2009-03-07 / News

Hebron blood drive set for March 12

HEBRON - What's your blood type? If you are O-positive or O-negative, you have a particularly special gift.

Type O blood lacks both the B antigen and the A antigen meaning its red blood cell products can be transfused into patients with other blood types. O-positive can only go to the positive group of blood recipients (O+, A+, B+, AB+), which accounts for 84 percent of the population. While O-negative, the "universal" type, can go to patients with any of the eight blood types (O+, O-, A+, A, B+, B-, AB+, AB-).

All types of blood are needed every day to help meet patient needs. The Central Ohio Region needs at least 650 donors a day.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in general good health. The process takes about an hour. Donors will be asked for their blood donor card or another form of identification.

Please call Linda Nicodemus at 740-928-2201 for an appointment to donate at the Village of Hebron blood drive on March 12.

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