ORLANDO, Fla. - A local Florida blood center said there is a need to replenish blood supplies after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.
OneBlood said in a news release they responded immediately to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by rushing additional blood to Broward Health North Hospital and Broward Health Medical Center.
The immediate needs have been met, but there is now a need to replenish the O negative blood supply in the area, OneBlood said. O negative blood is used to treat trauma patients.
OneBlood is asking eligible O negative donors to visit a donor center or a Big Red Bus and donate. For more information, please go to oneblood.org.
According to OneBlood, healthy people at least 16 years old who weigh at least 110 pounds can generally donate blood.