MEDIC asking for O Negative blood donations

Woman getting her blood pressure checked by a nurse. (Cropped Photo: Jen Rynda / CC BY 2.0)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The MEDIC Regional Blood Center announced on Thursday that the organization was in need of O Negative blood.

According to MEDIC, only six percent of the population has this blood type, but it is the most used type. Hospitals and emergency rooms stock it because it can be used for almost anyone.

Donation locations:

- 1601 Ailor Ave.
- 11000 Kingston Pike
- 79 South Main Street in Crossville
- 21 3. Washington Ave. in Athens

You can also make donations at any area mobile blood drives, which can be found here.