Blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross are on the decline, but patients can't take a summer break from needing blood.
Unseasonably early warm weather may be a contributing factor to the 50,000 donation shortfall in June as many regular donors got an early start on summer activities, and aren't taking time to give blood or platelets. But the need remains constant. In fact, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
Donors are needed now to help patients and replenish the blood supply.
Right now the Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors of all types. Make donating blood part of your summer plans and help ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to give the gift of life! Patients are counting on you!