Type O blood shortage; Red Cross needs donors now
he American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of type O blood, the blood group most needed by hospitals. With less than a two-day supply of blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical, medical treatments and patient care can be directly impacted.
That’s why the Red Cross is asking eligible type O donors to make an appointment to give now. As a special thank you, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through June 10, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email.
The attached news release provides detail about why type O blood is so important and how shortages affect hospitals and their patients. By sharing this with your community, you can help ensure these blood types are there the moment a critical patient arrives.