American Red Cross in critical need of blood donations

The Red Cross said it has a critical shortage of type O blood.

Posted: May. 14, 2019 9:49 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2019 8:28 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The American Red Cross is seeing a shortage in blood donations.

The Red Cross said it has a critical shortage of type O blood.

The agency says hospitals have only a two day supply of type O blood, instead of the preferred five day supply.

Type O blood is the most needed blood because it is the universal blood type.

Donors who give blood to the Red Cross by June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card.

You can find where to donate here.

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