CHICAGO (CBS)– There’s an emergency blood shortage and it could get worse during flu season.
The American Red Cross is offering an incentive for donors. Anyone who gives blood until November 23rd will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.READ MORE: Oak Park And River Forest High School Ban On Activities Due To COVID Outbreak Sparks Outrage
The Red Cross is at its lowest supply levels for this time of a year in more than a decade.READ MORE: My Block, My Hood, My City Lights Up South Side By Decorating Homes For The Holidays
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The Red Cross says you do not have to wait to donate if you were just vaccinated, just make sure you’re not experiencing any symptoms.