Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals

Right now, blood banks are desperate for donors. There is a severe blood shortage nationwide, including here in Minnesota.

This shortage is due to a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The American Red Cross is looking for donors of all blood types, especially type O and those giving platelets, to donate.

Red Cross hopes people answer the call, not just now, but all summer long since the need will always be there.

You can find a Red Cross donation on a daily basis across Minnesota here. You can also download the Red Cross Blood Donor app here.

Or you can call: 1-800­-RED CROSS (1-800­-733-2767)