Red Cross

(Cold Spring MN-) American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. A sharp drop in blood donor turnout has contributed to the lowest post-summer blood inventory level in six years, and donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to help meet the needs of patients this fall.

As a thank-you, all those come to donate in October will receive a link by email to claim a free Zaxby’s® Signature Sandwich reward or get a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice.**

There is a blood drive in Cold Spring Monday from noon to 630 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church Parish Center, 501 W. Main St.