Versiti declares statewide emergency for blood donations

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- There's an urgent call right now for blood donations in Wisconsin.

Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin says since the start of COVID-19 in March and April, nearly 600 blood drives have been canceled statewide. 

This has resulted in a loss of 15,000 blood donations. 

Versiti says all blood types are needed and as always, there is a particular need of "O" negative blood -- the universal blood type. 

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