The American Red Cross is issuing an all-out plea to help with the critical 'blood emergency' it is experiencing at this time, as well as offering a small token of appreciation for those who step up to help.

From July 30 to August 30, 2018, anyone who comes in and donates blood, platelets or plasma, will receive a $5 Amazon gift card as a special thank you for their generosity.

Per the offer terms, the gift card will come via email and only one gift card may be distributed 'per presenting red cell donor.'

Please consider donating to help save lives. For more information and to set up an appointment near you, click here.