There’s Still Time to Help Prevent a Blood Shortage by Donating in February!

Posted on 2-16-2023

Spring is close, but as we’re seeing lately, February can bring unpredictable winter weather that can cause blood drive cancellations and make it difficult for donors to make it to their appointments safely. As the American Red Cross continues to monitor seasonal challenges that could impact the blood supply, donors are urged to make and keep appointments to help prevent a shortage in the weeks to come.

Donors of all blood types – particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – and platelet donors are needed daily to meet demand.

In thanks for helping keep hospital shelves stocked, all who come to give in February will get a $10 Amazon Gift Card by email (courtesy of Amazon). Those who come to donate this month will also automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Details are available HERE.

Make your convenient donation appointment today, by visiting, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.