Veterans and families who want to help the nation’s critical blood shortage from November 1 – 23 can also receive a $10 Amazon gift card in the process by donating to the American Red Cross.

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade.

Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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