Released by Carter BloodCare:
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The current inventory of blood types O, Rh Negative and B, Rh Negative is significantly less than the preferred supply for our community.
At this time, Carter BloodCare is strongly urging all able and eligible donors with blood types O negative and B negative to make an appointment to give blood within the next couple of days. Persons with O negative blood type make up only seven percent of the general population, while those with B negative are a mere two percent.
Carter BloodCare supplies the majority of trauma centers in the East Texas area. Type O negative blood is commonly used for emergencies because any patient can receive it until their own type is known. Carter BloodCare wants to ensure that blood types O negative and B negative are available for area patients, should the need arise.