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      Amarillo blood center has critical shortage

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

      According to the blood center, a multi-vehicle crash left at least one person with life-threatening injuries. That patient used nearly 20 units of type O-negative blood in addition to other blood components.Blood center officials said O-positive blood is also being used heavily.

      Anyone with O-negative or O-positive blood is asked t omake a donation.

      Located at 7500 Wallace Boulevard, the blood center is open on Tuesday from 9 a.m., until 7 p.m.

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