The blood type isn’t the universal one, but it is the most common, which also makes it the most common when it comes to transfusion needs.
Some of Friday’s donors say these donations can truly be the difference between life and death.
“I’m actually a retired firefighter paramedic, so I see the need for blood all the time here in this community and I know what great things it does. It saves lives,” said blood donor Steven Strain.
The center will need around 200 donations by Monday to be back at a safe number of available units.
To find out where and when you can donate, click here or call the Lane Blood Center at (541) 484-9111.