Local Red Cross Facing Blood-Supply Shortfall

Posted on 6-07-2023

GREEN BAY, WI (June 7, 2023) – A concerning shortfall in blood donations last month could stress the American Red Cross blood supply. The Red Cross collected over 26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients.

The need for blood is constant, with someone needing a blood transfusion in the U.S. every two seconds. Platelet donors are especially needed at this time. The public can help ensure continuity for patients by making an appointment to give blood or platelets now and in the weeks ahead.

World Blood Donor Day: Gifts for Donors

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the need for a safe, diverse and stable blood supply and to recognize volunteer blood donors.

Everyone who comes to give blood, platelets, or plasma, June 1st-30th, will receive a $10 gift card by email to a merchant of their choice. Those who come to give throughout June will also be automatically entered for a chance to win a backyard theater package. Details for both offers can be found HERE.

To schedule your blood donation at a place, date, and time of your convenience, please visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).