United Blood Services seeks New Mexico blood donors

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – United Blood Services needs your blood. The agency says it is in urgent need following a couple of mass transfusions Tuesday that wiped out most of their blood supply.

They say they’ve had to borrow 285 pints from a blood center in El Paso to fill the need.

The biggest need is for Type O blood which is a universal blood type.

Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old, 110 pounds and in good health.Center Locations:

  • Albuquerque – 1515 University Blvd.  87102
  • Rio Rancho – 2003 Southern Blvd., #122  87124
  • Santa Fe – 2801 Rodeo Road, Suite C-1  87507
  • Farmington – 475 E. 20th St., Suite A  87401

Upcoming Blood Drives Open to the Public:Friday, April 22        

  • Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown ABQ (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Pojoaque High School/Community Drive (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • UNM Biology Department, ABQ (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 23

  • Carmike Grande 12 IMAX Theater, ABQ (2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Regal Cinemas, ABQ UA High Ridge 8 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • DOD Commissary, KAFB (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Sunday, April 24

  • San Clemente Catholic Church, Los Lunas (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

People can also call 505-246-1457 or click here to make an appointment to donate. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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