Blood center in critical need across the U.P.

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is in critical need of donations of several blood types.

Officials say there is a shortage of O-positive, A-positive, B-negative, A-negative, O-negative, and AB-positive blood across the Upper Peninsula. You can visit to find UP Regional Blood Center locations, hours and more information about how to donate. You can also call 1-800-491-4483 to schedule an appointment.

Donations to the blood center stay in the Upper Peninsula to help patients in the local community.