May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross is partnering with the American Trauma Society to remind people that donated blood, platelets and plasma help save lives in emergency rooms every day.

Right now, platelet donors and blood donors with types O negative and AB blood are especially urged to give. Blood drives are being held throughout May in Otsego and Delaware Counties and those donating by May 14 are eligible to win a $1,000 shopping spree from  To locate a blood drive near you, CLICK HERE.