Red Cross: Due to Recent Winter Storms, Blood Supply Remains Critically Low

Posted on 1-25-2024

Since announcing an emergency blood shortage earlier this month, the American Red Cross blood supply remains at critically low levels. Despite generous donors signing up to give, recent dangerous winter weather across the U.S. led to nearly 15,000 blood and platelet donations going uncollected in January.

As much of the country warms up this week, you are urged to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets by visiting or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a “Thank You,” all those who donate blood from Feb. 1st-to-29th, 2024, will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card by email; Click HERE for details.