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. Over the last three months, the Red Cross has distributed about 75,000 blood products more than expected to meet these needs, significantly decreasing our national blood supply.
The Red Cross is working around the clock to meet the extraordinary blood needs of hospitals and patients, but we can?t do it alone. We need you! All blood types are needed, particularly type O, as well as platelets, to help ensure patients get the care they need.