This week the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks put out a call for O negative blood donors. A Code Red Emergency Appeal was issued after donations dropped during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
At one point, only around 12 units of O negative were in reserve at the CBCO. O negative is a universal blood type, meaning anyone can receive it. But those with O negative blood can only receive that blood type.
Pilgrim said reserves have come up since the appeal was issued.