Red Cross needs blood donations

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to prevent delays to critical patient care. As a thank-you, those who come to give?now through June 30 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. You can sign up for an appointment and learn more by going to