PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Pacific Northwest is currently suffering from a critically low blood supply, echoing the shortage of blood across the country.

According to a new report, an increased need for Type O blood and platelets has kept the supply at critical levels.

AM Extra was joined by Jake Cole with Bloodworks Northwest to break down the latest community blood drive forecast and to talk about a new donation center.

Watch the full video in the player above for more information.