By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Blood Center has announced a blood shortage emergency.

The agency says its currently has a four day supply of blood, far below what’s needed by area hospitals.

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They say New York’s healthcare system requires 1,500 donations daily to treat patients ranging from trauma victims to new babies to cancer patients.

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Donors with type O and B blood are particularly needed – NYBC says it currently has a 1-2 day supply of those blood types.

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Donations are by appointment only. To make an appointment call 1-800-933-2566 or CLICK HERE.

CBSNewYork Team