Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) -Millions of Americans had a long 3 day weekend, but one thing they weren’t doing during that time was giving blood.
The American Red Cross has issued an “emergency” request for blood and platelet donations.
They say very few people gave during the holiday and the current supply is very low.
The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites to allow for more donations and help offset the shortfall.