RED CROSS - BLOOD DONATIONS

American Red Cross blood donations.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The American Red Cross says it is facing a "critical shortage" of type O blood.

That's the blood type most needed by hospitals.

American Red Cross sign

Sign for the American Red Cross.

"Right now, the Red Cross has less than a two-day supply of type O blood available for emergency rooms, where it can be most critical," a news release from the American Red Cross states. "That means just six units of type O blood are available for every 100,000 people, but at least 14 are needed every day."

The Red Cross says only 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, but it can be transfused to patients of any blood type. As a result it's the blood type most commonly used by hospitals in emergencies when there isn't time to determine a patient's blood type.

The Red Cross is asking any eligible type O donors to make an appointment to give now.

Anybody who donates now through June 10 will get a $5 Amazon gift card.

"It's tough in the late spring and summer months," said Jennifer Adrio, American Red Cross regional CEO. "People take spring break so the month of May we have a significant shortage in blood donations than what we would normally have.

"And the other thing is schools: we rely heavily on high schools and colleges and students. They're either not in school right now or they're getting ready to take finals so blood donation is not on the top of minds for folks."

Below is a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities from May 14 through June 8:

ARGI Financial Group, 2110 Wickham Place Louisville, KY 40245

5/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Beechland Baptist Church, 4613 Greenwood Road Louisville, KY 40258

5/15/2019: 1:30 - 7 p.m.

Bright Spring Health Services, 805 N. Whittington Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40222

6/5/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Columbine Campus, 7718 Columbine Drive Louisville, KY 40258

5/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Culver's, 4630 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40299

5/26/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Downtown Louisville Blood Donation Center, 520 E. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202

5/14/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/15/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

5/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5/20/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

5/21/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/22/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

5/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/24/2019: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/25/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

5/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

5/28/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

5/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/31/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

6/2/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

6/3/2019: noon - 6:30 p.m.

6/4/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

6/5/2019: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

6/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

East End Louisville Blood Donation Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane Louisville, KY 40207

5/14/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/15/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

5/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/18/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/20/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/21/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/22/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

5/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/25/2019: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/27/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/28/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

5/29/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

5/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5/31/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/2/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/3/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

6/4/2019: noon - 7 p.m.

6/5/2019: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

6/6/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

6/8/2019: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hazelwood Center, 1800 Bluegrass Ave. Louisville, KY 40214

5/23/2019: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HMI Cardinal, 4795 Shepherdsville Road Louisville, KY 40218

5/17/2019: noon - 5 p.m.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40206

6/2/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2300 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40205

6/3/2019: 3 - 8 p.m.

Jefferson Mall, 4801/B-302 Outer Loop Louisville, KY 40219

5/21/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

Jeffersontown Police Department, 10410 Taylorsville Road Louisville, KY 40299

5/22/2019: 2 - 6 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane Louisville, KY 40205

5/28/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center - West Hall, Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209

5/27/2019: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane Louisville, KY 40243

5/31/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Norton Audubon, One Audubon Plaza Louisville, KY 40217

5/30/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Norton Audubon, One Audubon Plaza Louisville, KY 40217

5/30/2019: 1 - 7 p.m.

Norton Medical Plaza I, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd. Louisville, KY 40241

5/29/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Norton Medical Plaza I, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd. Louisville, KY 40241

5/29/2019: 1 - 7 p.m.

Okolona Christian Church, 10801 Faithful Way Louisville, KY 40229

5/16/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

Okolona Fire Department, 8501 Preston Highway Louisville, KY 40219

5/29/2019: 4 - 8 p.m.

Ormsby Three, 10200 Forest Green Blvd. Louisville, KY 40223

6/7/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sister Bean's Coffee House, 5225 New Cut Road Louisville, KY 40214

6/8/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Southeast Christian, 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40243

6/3/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

Springdale Presbyterian Church, 7812 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40241

5/26/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Albert the Great, 1395 Girard Drive Louisville, KY 40222

5/19/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Edward, 9608 Sue Helen Drive Louisville, KY 40299

5/29/2019: 3 - 7 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi, 1960 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205

5/19/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Margaret Mary, 7813 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40222

5/22/2019: 12:30 - 6 p.m.

St. Mary Academy, 11311 Saint Mary Lane Prospect, KY 40059

5/18/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

St. Matthews Police, 310 Ten Pin Lane Louisville, KY 40207

6/3/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

St. Michael Catholic Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Dr. Louisville, KY 40299

6/2/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Steel Technologies, 700 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Suite 400 Louisville, KY 40222

6/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

University Hospital, 530 S. Jackson St. Louisville, KY 40202

5/17/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UPS National Turnpike, 8203 National Turnpike Louisville, KY 40214

5/22/2019: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

UPS National Turnpike, 8203 National Turnpike Louisville, KY 40214

5/22/2019: noon - 3 p.m.

Watterson Towers, 1930 Bishop Lane Louisville, KY 40218

5/31/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Zaxby's of Middletown, 807 Blankenbaker Pkwy. Louisville, KY 40243

6/3/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

City County Building New Albany, 311 Hauss Square New Albany, IN 47150

5/17/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Clark County Community Drive-Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market Jeffersonville, IN 47130

5/20/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

6/3/2019: 1 - 6 p.m.

Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

5/23/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Highlander Point Center, 758 Highlander Point Drive Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

5/30/2019: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jeffersonville Battle of the Badges, 2218 E, 10th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130

5/15/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

Kroger, 200 New Albany Plaza New Albany, IN 47150

5/20/2019: 2 - 6 p.m.

NIBCO, Inc., 105 Quality Court Charlestown, IN 47111

6/3/2019: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Padgett Inc., 901 E. 4th St. New Albany, IN 47150

5/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Steel Dynamics, 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130

6/4/2019: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2100 Highway 150 Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

6/7/2019: 2 - 7 p.m.

YMCA, 33 State St. New Albany, IN 47150

5/21/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Zaxby's, 2870 Technology Ave. New Albany, IN 47150

5/24/2019: 4 - 8 p.m.

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