Amazon offers $5 gift cards to Red Cross blood donors

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Amazon has stepped up to help the Red Cross through an emergency blood shortage.

Through August 29th, people who donate blood or platelets can get a $5 dollar Amazon gift card.

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a 3-day supply of most blood types, and less than a 2-day supply of type O, the universal type.

Donating is easy, and takes about an hour, though the actual blood donation time is about 8 to 10 minutes.

To make an appointment and register for an Amazon gift card, click here.
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