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Red Cross in need of O negative blood

July 14, 2005

In Washington County and elsewhere in the 100-county Greater Alleghenies Region of the American Red Cross, supplies of O negative blood are down to one day, according to spokeswoman Marianne Spampinato.

There is fewer than two days of supplies of O positive, B positive and A negative blood on hand, she said.

Upcoming blood drives include:

  • American Red Cross chapter, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, Friday, July 15, noon to 6 p.m.

  • North Hagerstown High School, Thursday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., call 301-791-2585 for appointments.

  • Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Thursday, July 21, noon to 6 p.m., call 301-241-3050 for appointments.


Donors must be in generally good health, weigh no less than 110 pounds, have not received a tattoo in the past year and have not donated whole blood in the past 56 days.

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