O negative donors are being asked to make a special effort to give blood in County Waterford today.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has just three days supply of this type and is facing high hospital demand.
There’s a clinic at Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan from 3pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm today.
Only 8% of the population have O negative blood but it makes up 15% of blood supplied to hospitals as it can be used for any patient.
O NEG DONORS WE NEED YOU! We currently only have 3 days supply of this blood type and due to high hospital demand we really need O NEG donors to come into clinic.We are in #Waterford in Lawlors Hotel in Dungarvan from 3-5pm AND 7-9PM Today 11th Jan #EveryOneCounts pic.twitter.com/mu9az6vvFA
— Giveblood (@Giveblood_ie) January 11, 2018