Amarillo blood center has critical blood shortage

      Coffee Memorial Blood Center currently has a critical shortage of type O- blood and is asking residents to donate as soon as possible.

      According to the blood center,
      recent accidents and traumas left the type O- blood in a critical situation.

      Type O- blood is the universal donor and can be given to anyone in times of crisis when their blood type may not be available, officials said.

      Anyone with O-negative blood is asked to

      make a donation
      as soon as possible.

      Located at 7500 Wallace Boulevard, the blood center is open on Wednesday and Thursday until 5:30 p.m., Friday at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8-noon.

      Click here to find out more about donating blood or to find a mobile blood drive.