The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage and the need for donors is critical. Spokeswoman Sue Thesenga:

“The country opens back up, elective surgeries are resuming and hospital demand for blood products is outpacing our current inventory which is depleting the nation’s blood inventory. We’ve also seen hospitals reporting higher numbers of traumas and emergency room visits.”

To make a blood donation appointment head to or call 800-RED-CROSS.