The American Red Cross asks people to book a time to give blood or platelets now to address a recent drop in donation appointments that could lead to fewer transfusions for patients in the weeks ahead.
Type O blood donors are especially needed to ensure a strong blood supply.
The start of summer can shake up normal routines, but it’s important for donation appointments to stay on the calendar – especially as Memorial Day weekend approaches. More than 42 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday, meaning fewer donors may be available to give.
Appointments are critically needed this week for people waiting for lifesaving care. To schedule an appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you, please visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
All who come to give through May 31st will receive an exclusive Red Cross beach towel, while supplies last!