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Are you a universal donor? NJ hospitals desperately in need of Type O

in Toms River News

New Jersey hospitals are feeling the strain of a nationwide shortage of the universal blood type.

Medical professionals are putting a call out for donations of Type O blood, as well as platelets, this holiday season.

“The nation’s blood supply is still recovering from the pandemic and lockdown, compounded by the expected drop in blood supply during winter months from bad weather, seasonal illness, holiday fatigue and the limited access to blood drives at schools and business establishments,” said Sally Wells, with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “Engaging our local donors is paramount.”

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