Red Cross has critical shortage of Type O blood

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets now through June 10, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email.

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington are:

• May 26, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St.

• June 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Huntington County Courthouse, 332 E. State St.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood. org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).