Blood Bank http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Blood Is Needed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blood-needed <p>With a shortage of O negative blood looming this holiday season, area blood banks want folks to consider giving the gift of blood.<em> </em></p><p>Only 6 percent of the population has O negative blood, but anyone can receive it. Hospitals often keep a few units of O negative, which is often referred to as a universal donor, on hand for emergency trauma patients whose blood type is unknown. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:36:57 +0000 Sara Hossaini 33262 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Blood Is Needed Blood Shortage in Rocky Mountain Region http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blood-shortage-rocky-mountain-region <p></p><p>Hospitals often keep&nbsp;several&nbsp;units of O negative, which is often referred to as a universal&nbsp;donor blood type, on hand for emergency trauma patients whose blood type is unknown. &nbsp;</p><p>Mike Frigon of&nbsp;United Blood Services in the Rocky Mountain Region says that an increase in traumas and a reduced amount of donations&nbsp;could explain&nbsp;the current shortage of O negative blood in the area. He says people should consider giving on an ongoing basis to prevent these shortages.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:33:14 +0000 Sara Hossaini 32924 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Blood Shortage in Rocky Mountain Region