Vitalant Blood Supply Depleted by 50% This Summer, Gift Cards Offered
FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Vitalant is putting out an urgent call to blood donors and even offering a gift card.
Patient needs for blood have depleted its supply by nearly 50% since the start of the summer.
That is creating an emergency shortage.
In fact, Type O, which is the most frequently transfused blood type, has frequently fallen to just one-day’s supply.
The nonprofit services about 72 regional hospitals and 900 hospitals nationwide.
You can visit vitalant.org to make an appointment.
Those who donate through August 31 will receive a $6 prepaid gift card and be entered to win one of five, $3,000 prepaid gift cards.