Rare blood group stocks running 'dangerously low'

Stocks of rare blood groups O negative and B negative are running 'dangerously low' and the consequences could ultimately cost lives, experts are warning. One centre in Bristol is urging people to come forward to prevent a potential crisis.

Rare blood group stocks running 'dangerously low'

Stocks of rare blood groups are running 'dangerously low' and the consequences could ultimately cost lives, experts are warning.

Demand for O negative and B negative is growing but the number of donors with that match is in decline. One centre in Bristol is urging people to come forward now to prevent a potential crisis later.

Richard Payne reports:

Bristol blood centre urges donors to come forward

Stocks of rare blood groups are running 'dangerously low' and the consequences could ultimately cost lives, experts are warning.

Demand for O negative and B negative is growing but the number of donors with that match is in decline.

One centre in Bristol is urging people to come forward now to prevent a potential crisis later.

Penny Mannings from the NHS's Bristol Donor Centre explains:

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