The American Red Cross has announced there is now an emergency shortage of blood. Those who donate blood between now and August 29 will get a $5 Amazon gift card.

Here's a look at upcoming blood drives in our area.

Friday, August 2 from 4-10pm at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault

Sunday, August 4 from 11-4pm at the Faribault Elks Club

Tuesday, August 6 from 12-6pm at the District One Hospital in Faribault

Wednesday, August 7 from 11-6pm and Thursday, August 8 from 9-2pm at the Faribault Eagles.

Tuesday, August 6 from 1-7pm at the United Methodist Church in Owatonna

Wednesday, August 14 from 1-6pm at the New Richland City Hall.

The Red Cross reports they have less than a 3 day supply of blood and only a 2 day supply of type O blood.

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