LifeSouth Community Blood Centers announced Friday they are in critical need of O negative blood donors.
The agency says type O negative blood can be received by all blood types, so having it available for emergencies is essential
Anyone 17 or older, or 16 with parental permission, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds and in good health can donate blood. A photo ID is also required. Click here to find a blood drive near you, or call 888-795-2707 for additional information.
LifeSouth is the blood supplier to 13 hospitals in north Alabama.