Red Cross: There is an Urgent Need for Blood

In recent weeks, a decline in donations has caused the American Red Cross blood supply to shrink nearly 20%. This drop in donations could lead to a seasonal blood shortage, which can negatively impact patient care at hospitals across the country.

The Red Cross needs donors to make an appointment now to give in August. As a thank-you for helping, all who come to give Aug. 1-31 will be entered to win gas for a year and will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice. There are two blood drives coming up in Prairie du Chien: This Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, and next Friday, August 12th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. At the Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution.