American Red Cross officials in Southern California have announced a near crisis due to a shortage in blood supplies. If supplies are not replenished, the Red Cross will lack the blood types needed for treating trauma patients and newborns.
As incentive to donate blood, the Red Cross is offering a chance to enter a daily drawing to win a $100 gift card for gasoline until September 7.
Any healthy person age 17 or older (16 if accompanied by a parent) and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit www.GiveLife.org. To organize a blood drive, call 1-800-491-2113.
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