Blood donors sought to replenish reserves

Sunday, January 8th 2006, 6:29 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Blood Institute is seeking donors to help replenish dwindling reserves.

The institute says it needs more of blood types A negative, B negative and all O types.

OBI spokesman Stephen Rhymer says current quantities are sufficient to handle state medical needs, but reserves have fallen because there were fewer donations during the holidays.

Type O blood type is always in demand because it can be given to any patient regardless of blood type.

Officials say donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 105 pounds.