The seats at the American Red Cross are empty and that is contributing to an overwhelming shortage in blood.
Today the Red Cross tells us that statewide it's in a crisis situation.
The organization only has a one-day supply of blood.
As soon as a donation is given it is sent out to a location that needs it.
The Red Cross says it needs all blood types especially O and time is of the essence.
This weekend begins the Labor Day holiday, traditionally fraught with accidents, which leads to injuries and surgeries.
A blood shortage complicates the situation.