Blood bank extends hours to help bombing victims

An unidentified Boston Marathon runner leaves the course crying near Copley Square following an explosion in Boston Monday, April 15, 2013. Credit: AP Photo/Winslow Townson

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366673033&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4027790&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366673033 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th, UAB’s Red Cross Blood Donor room will extend it’s hours to encourage people to donate blood for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Type O-negative blood is needed most.

If you’d like to donate, the room will be open from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM through next week.

The donor room is located on the second floor of the North Pavillion.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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