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American Red Cross in critical need of blood donations

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 14:13:55-05

With the start of the new year, the American Red Cross is urging people to donate blood.

The organization is in critical need of O Negative blood, which is consider a universal donor, and B Negative blood, because it is so rare.

If you want to be a donor, you have to be at least 17 years old in Maryland and weigh at least 110lbs.

The process for general donations takes about 8 to 10 minutes and can save a life.

For a list of blood donation centers in Maryland, click here.