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Texas church shooting prompts call in N.O. area for blood donations

Texas church shooting prompts call in N.O. area for blood donations

Any healthy individual 17 (or 16 with a parental consent) and over 110 lbs. can donate whole blood every 56 days. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Any healthy individual 17 (or 16 with a parental consent) and over 110 lbs. can donate whole blood every 56 days. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A fatal mass shooting at church in Texas prompts the local Blood Center to put out a call for donations.

The center was asked to help supply Texas with type-O donations, after the November 5 shooting. That means more donations for this area are needed. "The Texas church shooting is a somber reminder that only the blood donated before a catastrophic event is available to patients and area hospitals when needed for transfusion," said Billy Weales, President and CEO of The Blood Center. 

Type-O is a universal blood type, which is usually used when a patient requires an immediate transfusion.

Any healthy individual 17 (or 16 with a parental consent) and over 110 lbs. can donate whole blood every 56 days. Click here or call 800-86-BLOOD to schedule a donation. 

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