The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now.
The supply of type O blood is down to less than a two-day emergency supply.
“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services.
“Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”
The Red Cross is offering a $5 Amazon gift card to anyone who donates blood through June 10, regardless of the blood type.
To make a donation, or to find or host a blood drive, download the Red Cross app, visit RedCrossBlood.orgor call 1-800-RED-CROSS. More information about the spring promotion is also available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.