There is an immediate shortage of blood and platelet donors and the American Red Cross needs your help.
According to the Utah chapter of the Red Cross, snowstorms and frigid weather have caused a shortfall in donations.
The recent government shutdown also affected donations, canceling at least 30 blood drives across the country.
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to make an appointment at a Red Cross location in their area. For a list of locations near you, click here. You can schedule an appointment online, on the Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.