The blood supply for several types of blood are at critically low levels nationally. Locally, the same is true.
Jen Collins with the local Red Cross says the need is urgent. “It is definitely the worse I've seen in my five years at the local Red Cross. The mere fact they are allowing us to use the word critical, urgent. We hate to cry wolf, because we always in need of blood. In this case, we need enough for blood on the shelf, for cancer treatment, liver transplants and things that come up that need blood.” To donate, just call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. The Red Cross is in need of O-Positive, O-Negative, B-Negative and A-Negative.