The Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors as they deal with a critical shortage.

Throughout the duration of the New York State Fair, the Red Cross will be holding a blood drive.

The Red Cross needs all blood types.

People who donate at the Fair will get $8 voucher for Gianelli Sausage at the Fair.

If you donate between Sept. 1 and 4, you’ll also receive Red Cross T-Shirt.

You can find the Red Cross near Gate 4, across from the horse barns everyday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS  to make appointment or to get more information.