Have type O blood? The American Red Cross is offering a $5 Amazon gift card to any who donate the universal red cell donor for a limited time in response to a shortage. 

According to officials, the American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage the blood type most needed in hospitals – type O. The American Red Cross says they have less than a two-day supply of blood available for emergency rooms.

Red Cross is asking eligible type O donors to make an appointment. For those who donate blood or platelets from May 14 to June 10, they will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email.  


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