The local American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations.
The Northern Ohio Region is under a "Transfuse Only" advisory.
"Basically what 'Transfuse Only' means, is that a hospital must have a specific need for a particular patient at that time rather than filling standing orders for blood," Katy Berger said, spokesperson.
Berger said organization needs almost 900 pints of blood each day, in order to keep blood on the shelves at hospitals.
"We look to have about 1,000 people come forward each and everyday and take that hour of time to give blood," Berger said.
Blood donors must be 17 years of age or older, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and must bring a Red Cross card or photo ID.
If you plan to roll up your sleeves to donate, click here to find a zip code search application for the closest donation location near you.
More information can be found on www.redcross.org.