American Red Cross facing emergency blood shortage

NOW: American Red Cross facing emergency blood shortage

(CBS 58) – The American Red Cross says it is facing an emergency blood shortage.

Anyone who donates blood or platelets from July 29-August 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card.

Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types.

Anyone can schedule an appointment or learn about scheduled  blood donation opportunities online or by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

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