Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood

The American Red Cross urgently needs donors to help boost low blood supplies.

The organization has issued an emergency for such a low supply of blood, especially O negative, B negative, A negative and platelets.

Summer can be challenging with fewer donation drives on campus and a reduced number of drives at local businesses due to employee vacations.

The 4th of July holiday fell mid-week and interrupted scheduled drives usually held the first week of the month.

Eligible donors are urged to call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment.