The Red Cross Is Offering Amazon Gift Cards During 'Emergency Blood Shortage'

July 29, 2019

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The American Red Cross says they are currently facing an "emergency blood shortage" of Type O blood, the type most commonly needed by hospitals.

Now through August 29th the American Red Cross is offering $5 Amazon gift cards to those who donate blood or platlets.

Donors can schedule an appointment to give by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.