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What if A, B and O vanished?

Officials are holding a press conference Monday in Albany to provide details about the campaign dubbed Missing Types.

Erica Mani, regional executive director for the American Red Cross, said there has been a yearly decline of 80,000 donors.

"When the letters vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking", the organization says.

Did you know there's a 50% chance you or someone you know will need blood at some point in their life?

Lily Dotson and her family know how serious blood shortages can be for patients.

For more information and more donation sites and time Visit RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes to schedule your blood donation appointment today. So by working with social media, the R d Cr ss is hoping to get some "new blood" in the clinics and give the gift of life to someone in need. "We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate".

McGuire noted the Red Cross suggests people should make sure they have a full stomach and aren't dehydrated if they plan on donating.

"Across New Zealand, there are 110,000 active donors, all of whom save the lives of almost 29,000 people around the country every year".

The service has specifically asked for people who are O positive, O negative, A positive and B negative to donate.

NZBS Announces Updates to Popular Donor App New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) announces major updates to its already successful and user-friendly Donor App. Blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements. On Thursday, Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti, is joining healthcare organizations around the globe to celebrate World Blood Donor Day - as designated by the World Health Organization to salute the altruism of volunteer blood donors.

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