Blood donations needed in wake of SFO plane crash

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The Stanford Blood Center is calling for more blood donations following the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash that killed two teenage girls and left as many as 180 injured.

The center has an urgent need for type O-positive and O-negative blood and platelets.

The center is a main supplier to Stanford Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital where 55 crash survivors were taken following the Saturday morning incident.

According to the blood center, the crash occurred when supplies were already low following the Fourth of July holiday.

All blood types will be accepted.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets call the center at (888) 723-7831. More information is available at bloodcenter.stanford.edu.

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