(Concord, NH) - The Red Cross issued an appeal for donors earlier this month, and thousands have responded. But there is still a critical shortage!

Amanda Romney/American Red Cross

Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, so the call has been made for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to address the severe blood shortage.

Amanda Romney/American Red Cross

As an added incentive, all those who stop in to donate blood or platelets between July 30 and August 30 will recieve a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Visit the Red Cross to find a blood drawing near you and GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE!