Donate blood and receive $5 Target eGiftCard

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ If you have blood to give, the American Red Cross wants it. St. Louis and the metro area are facing a critical blood shortage.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed. If you give July 26 through August 31, you'll get a $5 Target eGiftCard™.

To schedule an appointment to donate use the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.