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.