Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation’s blood supply. The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.
The decline in donations has caused the Red Cross blood supply to shrink nearly 20% in recent weeks. The availability of blood products will continue to decline if donations do not increase. People should not wait until they hear there is a blood shortage to give. Please schedule now! Type O negative blood donors and platelet donors are especially needed now.
Fuel up on the Red Cross
- As a thank-you, all who come to give Aug. 1-31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. There will be three lucky winners.
- Everyone who comes to give blood or platelets in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice.
- Terms apply. Visit rcblood.org/fuel for details.
The blood supply can’t coast by. Schedule your donation today to help prevent a blood shortage!