It's not just water that we're running short on! The American Red Cross is in such a serious blood drought that they've been forced to partner with Amazon and give away $5 Amazon gift cards in exchange for donating blood and platelets!
At times, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which impacts the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand.
Donors with all blood types are desperately needed. As a thank you, if you donate blood or platelets through August 31, 2016, the Red Cross will email you a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.3