Giving blood makes a big difference in the lives of others and there is a severe blood shortage with an emergency need for Type O. Please consider making an appointment to donate at an American Red Cross blood drive on Fridays, July 9 and 16, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CambridgeSide. The American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for the COVID-19 antibody. Additional safety guidelines are in place to ensure all donors are socially distanced. Donors are asked to register in advance by visiting rcblood.org/3qee9Kc. Those who cannot donate blood, can still help by making a monetary donation at RedCross.org/donate/donation. The drive will be held on Level 2 at CambridgeSide. For more information, visit CambridgeSide.com.