Des Moines, Iowa – The Fourth of July holiday left American Red Cross chapters in Iowa with a critical need for blood.
Red Cross spokeswoman Sue Thesenga:
She says the agency tries to make it as easy as possible for Iowans to help out as there are blood drives around the state daily.
During the long holiday, many routine blood donors took some time off for vacations, which left supplies strapped.
Search for blood drives in your area by visiting redcross.org.