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American Red Cross offers $5 Amazon gift card for blood donors

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(WTVO) – The American Red Cross is offering a $5 Amazon gift card to any who donate blood for a limited time in response to a shortage. 

According to officials, the American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage the blood type most needed in hospitals – type O. The American Red Cross says they have less than a two-day supply of blood available for emergency rooms.

Red Cross is asking eligible donors of any blood type to make an appointment. For those who donate blood or platelets from May 14 to June 10, they will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email.  

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