The local American Red Cross still is facing a critical blood shortage and is appealing for donors, especially those whose blood type is O negative.
Donations to the American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region in May and June dropped to the lowest for those two months in more than a dozen years.
The region provides blood to 24 hospitals and needs 300 people to give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. To donate blood, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.