At the American Red Cross, we closely monitor national and local blood supplies to ensure we can provide blood where and when it is needed. 

There is a critical need for blood donors now. In fact, someone is counting on you at this very moment to give the gift of life.  All blood types are needed, but type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage. 

Meeting this need is particularly challenging now since the extremely high temperatures are keeping donors inside, most schools are not in session to hold blood drives and we are experiencing a high number of donors who are unable to keep their appointments. 

Please give blood as soon as you can and encourage a friend or neighbor to give too. Make and keep your appointment to donate today. 

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to find a convenient blood donation location and to schedule a lifesaving blood donation appointment. 


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