This winter and first week of spring has been a slow time for blood donations to the American Red Cross but officials with the organization want to make sure supplies are available.  When accidents occur, doctors and first-responders hope to have a healthy supply of O-negative blood. 

Dan Fox, Communications Director with the Red Cross, tells The Big Z that's because it's universal.

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Fox says the Red Cross always encourages people with every blood type to donate.  To find a blood drive near you, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or follow the link:

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