Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Blood banks are running low ahead of the holiday season. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to give soon to keep the blood supply from dropping ahead of the busy holidays.

Blood levels usually drop during this time of year as students are out of school, and families are on vacation.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, and this is a great time for new donors to make an appointment.

The Red Cross is also giving out special rewards to those that come in and donate ahead of the holidays this year. 

“Through November sixth, they can sign up online for an appointment and get a special seasonal t-shirt to thank them for their donation and do a little advertising for the need for blood within our community.”

On top of the shirt, the Red Cross will also be giving out a 10-dollar e-gift card for your store of choice to anyone that donates blood between November 1st and 22nd.