American Red Cross in urgent need of blood

iHeartMedia in Boardman held a blood drive Friday to help alleviate the Red Cross's demand

Friday, iHeartMedia in Boardman held a blood drive to help alleviate the Red Cross's demand.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The American Red Cross says it is in urgent need of blood for all blood types, especially type O.

The Red Cross needs to collect 14,000 blood donations every day for patients in about 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers across the country. During an emergency, that number goes even higher.

Friday, iHeartMedia on South Avenue in Boardman opened its doors for a blood drive.

If you want to help, there will be a blood drive Saturday at Home Depot in Niles. The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.