Due to a recent drop in donations, the Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage. Vital patient care could be delayed. The Red Cross is asking for donors sign up to donate blood this month.

The next scheduled Red Cross blood drive is currently set for the Wabasso Community Center on Oct. 7 from 1 – 7 p.m.

For the safety of donors and staff, the Red Cross will require all those at blood drives and blood donation centers to wear face masks regardless of their vaccination status.