Facing type O blood shortage, American Red Cross offering Amazon gift cards for donations

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The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of type O blood. 

The organization is currently offering all donors who come in to give blood or platelets a $5 Amazon gift card via email.

The offer is good through June 10 

According to a press release from the Red Cross, they currently have less than a two-day supplty of type O blood for emergency rooms. It’s the most needed blood type in hospitals. 

For information on how to donate,make an appointment using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

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