The American Red Cross is urging individuals to donate blood as soon as possible.
The blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast, said Joyce Brendel, interim chief executive officer of American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region.
Brendel said while all blood types are needed, there is a critical need for types O negative, B negative and A negative.
In the summer, blood shortages often occur because individual donations decrease, along with the number of organizations that sponsor blood drives.
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