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Donors needed as Arizona faces critical blood shortage

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 16:04:06-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona is facing a critical shortage of blood after donations fell during the holidays.

The state's primary blood supplier, Vitalant, issued an urgent call for donors on Friday.

The organization says there's less than a day's supply of the universal blood type, O-Negative, and less than a two-day supply of O-Positive.

Vitalant is seeking donors for a massive blood drive on Sunday in Tempe. Scheduled blood drives in other areas can be found at bloodhero.com.