The American Red Cross is urging donors to give blood or platelets to help strengthen the national blood supply. 

The Red Cross said people of all blood types, especially type O blood donors, are needed. 

According to the Red Cross, as February continues, so does the potential for additional weather systems to disrupt blood drives and the ability to provide critical blood products to hospitals. 

Those who donate with the Red Cross during the month of February will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card via email. More details can be found here

To make an appointment to donate visit the Red Cross's website or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.