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American Red Cross facing blood shortage; donors to receive Amazon gift card for limited time

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jul 30, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — The American Red Cross is hoping a perk will get people to roll up their sleeves and give blood.

Currently, the American Red Cross says it has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.

The American Red Cross is offering $5 Amazon gift cards to those who donate blood through Thursday, Aug. 29, as the organization faces a continuing shortage.

Find a location to donate blood by clicking here.

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