Red Cross hosted blood drive Tuesday to meet critical need


The Red Cross announced that school vacations across the area had contributed to a drop in blood donations. “There is a critical need for Type O negative and B negative blood donors,” the Red Cross announced last week. “Currently, the blood supply of Type O negative and Type B negative blood is at critical levels.”

The Red Cross Tuesday sponsored a blood drive at the Portuguese-American Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs. For more information on donating blood call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit