The country is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade while COVID-19 continues to surge across the country.

“The Red Cross is asking people across the entire country to roll up a sleeve right now to ensure people receive the care they need, all blood types are needed right now, especially type o positive and o negative.”

The American Red Cross’ Sue Thesenga says making an appointment to donate is easy–just visit or call 800-RED-CROSS.