"Every 2 seconds someone on the USA needs blood", said Congressman G.K.Butterfield during the announcement of the missing letter campaign.
Erica Mani, regional executive director for the American Red Cross, said there has been a yearly decline of 80,000 donors.
World Blood Donor Day is coming, and the Red Cross is launching a campaign to attract new blood donors.
"When your child is sick the last thing you want them to have is not be able to get the medicine that they need, and that's how we have to look at blood", said Theresa Blank. Join the #MissingType movement today-make an appointment to give blood by visiting redcrossblood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.
Canadians are encouraged to remove As, Bs, and Os from their social media handles and posts, from blogs and websites, and in other creative ways to draw attention to the need for more blood donors.
Every two seconds, someone in the USA needs blood. "So, they aren't thinking about what it means to give blood during the summer".
Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. This is not just a Red Cross trend, but it is also a challenge that blood collection organizations face across the country and around the globe.
A blood emergency has been issued across the Tri-State area by the New York Blood Center. Thousands of people need blood in Ireland's hospitals, especially those who are undergoing surgery, recovering from cancer or have been in a serious accident.
Donate blood or platelets at a donor center.
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. "This will inevitably cause a spike in the demand for blood transfusions", said Mlambo.
The blood drive is Saturday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.in the Eaton First Church of God gym, 601 East Lexington Road, Eaton.