ALERT: Patients who rely on blood transfusions need your help now!

Summer 2017 Emergency Need_July 5_Blood EmergencyThe American Red Cross has a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood donors of all blood types to give now.

Here’s how you can help: 1. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

2. Let your friends and family know there is a #BloodEmergency. New and current donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure the Red Cross can meet the needs of patients every day and is prepared for emergencies that require significant volumes of donated blood.

3. Bring a friend to donate with you.

Your support can help ensure that blood products are there for trauma victims, premature babies, patients going through cancer treatment and others who rely on the generosity of volunteer donors. Please commit to give blood now and help save lives.

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