The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal to help boost the blood supply following the Independence Day Holiday.
Blood and platelet donations often decline when schools are out of session and regular donors are on vacation.
Donors of all blood types are needed and those with O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give. There’s a critical need for platelet donors as well.
Donor Leslee Freund knows all too well about the importance of giving blood.