Urgent Need for Blood and Platelet Donors

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe weather has forced more than 150 blood drive cancellations already this year causing thousands of donations to go uncollected. During National Blood Donor Month, we urge you to make an appointment to give today and help patients in need.

All Donors Needed – Especially Platelet and Type O Negative and B Negative Donors

Eligible individuals are urged to schedule a blood or platelet donation today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can help even more people by inviting a family member, friend or co-worker to donate too.


About American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.