Red Cross: Donation Shortfall May Impact Blood Supply

$10 E-Gift Card For Donors In August

GREAT FALLS, Mont., Aug. 8, 2023 — The American Red Cross has seen a shortfall of about 25,000 blood donations in the first two months of the summer, which makes it hard to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products. By making an appointment to give blood or platelets in August, donors can keep the national blood supply from falling to shortage levels.

Right now, the Red Cross especially needs type O negative, type O positive, type B negative and type A negative blood donors. For those who don’t know their blood type, making a donation is an easy way to find out this important personal health information. The Red Cross will notify new donors of their blood type soon after they give.

The Red Cross needs donors now. Schedule an appointment to give by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

All who come to give throughout the month of August will get a $10 e-gift card to a movie merchant of their choice. Details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 16-31:

8/15/2023: 12 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sidney Community, Saint Mathews Parish Center

8/16/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Culbertson, Senior Center.

8/17/2023: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fairview, St Catherine Catholic Church.

8/17/2023: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wolf Point, Gospel Fellowship Church.


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