LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The American Red Cross is adding an incentive to increase blood donations over the next month.
The non-profit organization is offering $5 Amazon.com gift cards for any blood donations between now and Aug. 30.
Summer is traditionally a slow time for blood donations, but there's an emergency need right now.
Red blood cells only have a 42-day shelf life, and platelets, a type of cell that helps stop bleeding, are only good for five days.
You can find more information and make an appointment at the link below.
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