American Red Cross in need of Type O blood donations

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The American Red Cross needs your blood.

Especially if you’re type O, which the agency says is at a “critical” shortage. Type O and Type O-negative are the type that hospitals need and use the most, especially O-negative, which is known as the “universal” blood type.

Northeast Indiana hospitals have less than a two-day supply available for emergency rooms.

The Red Cross adds that anyone who donates between now and June 10th will get a free $5 Amazon gift card.