If you have O - negative blood, you can help save lives in Acadiana.

KATC reports that United Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for O-negative blood type donors. Reserves are down to a less than one day supply. Only six percent of the population has O-negative blood, but it's used most by trauma centers because it's the universal blood type.

Donors with O negative type blood are urgently needed to give blood now. To schedule a blood donation online, go to www.bloodhero.com or call United Blood Services at 337-235-LIFE (5433).

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