We Are Blood is in "urgent" need of O negative blood, according to Cindy Rowe with the organization.

We Are Blood, formerly The Blood Center of Central Texas, said a recent "dramatic increase" in blood usage has caused a shortage of O negative blood, the universal donor blood type that can be given to any patient. Rowe said that an increase in traumas in the last several weeks has caused the shortage.

With the Easter weekend approaching, it is imperative that O negative donors visit the organization as soon as possible, officials with We Are Blood said.

Here are the different locations donors can visit:

  • 4300 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin
  • 3100 West Slaughter Lane, Austin
  • 2132 North Mays Street, Suite 900, Round Rock

Go here for more information.