BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The pandemic has created a severe blood shortage across Maryland and the U.S. The red cross says it needs to collect more than a thousand donations a day to keep up with the demand.
So the organization is offering new incentives in hopes of getting more people to roll up their sleeves.READ MORE: Prayer Vigil To Be Held Monday For Two Children Found Dead In Car Trunk In Essex
From July 7 to the end of the month, everyone who donates will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.READ MORE: Father-Son Duo Hearly And Andreas Mayr Complete Chesapeake Bay Kayak Trip For Hunger Relief
It gets better. Everyone is automatically entered to win free gas for a year, and anyone who donated blood during July could win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm.MORE NEWS: One Man Dead After Fire In Caroline County
You can make an appointment on the Red Cross website.