The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now.
Right now, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants and elective surgeries.
To thank donors who help refuel the blood and platelet supply this month, all who come to give through the rest of July will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card via email and will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year, a $5,000 value.
Three blood drives are scheduled in Hardin County this month.
The first one is on July 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Visiting Nurses & Hospice in Ada.
Two will be held in Kenton on July 26.
Both will be from noon until 6 p.m.
One is at First Baptist Church and the other at the Kenton Moose Lodge.
Visitredcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment or find other blood drives.