Cypress Creek EMS is one of only two ground EMS systems in the country that carry whole blood in the field for transfusion. We use O-Negative for children and women of child-bearing years (yes, there is a medical reason for this) and O-Positive for everyone else. Type O is considered a universal blood type. About 7% of of the population has O-Negative and about 38% have O-Positive.
To bolster supplies, CCEMS holds several blood drives each year. Our next drive is coming up on Friday, May 25 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at the Charles R. Hook Education Center on the CCEMS Campus at 7111 Five Forks, 77379. We are holding this drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. We need Type O for our whole blood program but across the region, ALL TYPES ARE NEEDED. If you give elsewhere, please use our code L987. You can make an appointment online at https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/276246