When the letters A, B, and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B, and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patients cannot receive the lifesaving care they need.
We take for granted that blood will be available at a moment’s notice to help trauma and accident victims, cancer patients or those needing regular transfusions to treat sickle cell disease.
Missing blood types can delay surgeries and critical care for patients in need. During the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. Help fill the missing A’s, B’s and O’s this summer by supporting the #MissingType campaign and inspiring people to give blood.
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30pm to 7:30pm
St. Louis Public Radio, Community Room 3651 Olive Street