By Alison Fox
The New York Blood Center, which supplies blood to city hospitals, has declared a blood emergency, reporting just more than half of its ideal blood supply.
The NYBC currently has a four-day supply of blood, said Andrea Cefarelli, the group’s senior executive director for donor recruitment — far below the target seven-to-nine-day supply. Cefarelli said O Negative is the first to go, considering it is a universal blood type that everyone can use but is only found in about six percent of people.
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Source: amNewYork (via Empire Report New York)