The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets.
With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves.
Two blood drives remain in Hardin County, both in Ada, this month.
On January 27, they will be at Visiting Nurses and Hospice from 11:30 until 5:30.
Then on January 30 from 10 until 4, a blood drive will be held in McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University.