BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--The American Red Cross in Maine is being called on to help out other states struggling with a shortage of blood.
Storms in southern states have caused the blood supply to fall and now the Red Cross is looking for people to make donations to help bring levels back up. Donations go to local hospitals first and then they are sent to other states.
Officials with the Red Cross say giving blood only takes a few minutes and just a pint of blood can save three lives.
The Red Cross does take walk in's but officials say to call ahead to make sure you get the time slot you want.