The American Red Cross urgently needs donors to help boost the blood supply following the Independence Day holiday.
Spokesperson April Oppliger tells 1110 KFAB the emergency appeal is for blood donors of all blood types, especially those with O negative, B negative and A negative blood.
There is also a critical need for platelet donors. Oppliger says donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June nationwide, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected.
To schedule an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or go to their website at redcrossblood.org