Created: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:45:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:07:30 EST
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.
Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.
Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays.
With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.
To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.
To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, click here or call 1-800-