The American Red Cross is putting out a desperate call for blood donations. They say a blood shortage is gripping the nation as the group has seen a 10-percent increase in the number of units requested by hospitals.
The Red Cross call the shortage yet another trickle-down effect of the COVID pandemic.
Particularly, the they say there's a serious need for donations of Type O.
If you'd like to make a donation of blood, the Red Cross offers a list of upcoming drives on its website, redcrossblood.org, where you can also schedule an appointment.