Red Cross still in emergency need for donations

July 31, 2018

NORFOLK - In the beginning of July, the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations.

Communications Manager Samantha Pollard says even though thousands of people have responded, the need is still there.

Pollard says blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they’re coming in.

She says there’s a need for all blood types especially type O.

Pollard says right now, there’s less than a five-day blood supply on hand.

She says through August 30th, all those who donate will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

To find a blood drive near you go to RedCrossBlood.org.

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