MARSHALL — The American Red Cross says there’s an emergency blood shortage. Blood donors are urgently needed. To help boost donor attendance at blood drives, the American Red Cross is offering a $20 Amazon gift card by email when you donate blood, platelets, or AB elite plasma in the month of February. There’s a blood drive in Canby on at the Schott Building on Thursday from noon until 6:00, located at 104 11th Street East in Canby. The Ruthton Community Center will host a blood drive on Monday, February 19th from 12:30 until 6:30. Also on Monday, the Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton is hosting a blood drive from 1:00 until 6:00. On Tuesday, February 20th, Cottonwood will host a blood drive in the community building from 12:30 until 6:30. The blood drive at the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st is full, according to the American Red Cross website. To find out more information and how to donate blood, go to