American Red Cross needs blood to stave off summer slump

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jul 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-12 00:44:44-04

Officials with the American Red Cross say summer is the time of year when they see the fewest donations, and they said they are working to raise awareness of the issue so donors will step forward.

Blood can be critical to many serious medical situations, and officials said ensuring that supply is available can save lives and improve patient's prospects. FOX 13 News' Dave Nemeth spoke to officials and blood donors, including a man who donates blood in honor of his late wife--who received several units of blood during her time of need. See the video above for Dave's live report.

For more information about the ways you can help, visit the organization's website.