With Thanksgiving just days away, the American Red Cross is asking for people to get in the giving spirit. It is at its lowest blood supply in more than a decade for this time of year. Donating blood and platelets saves lives, and there will be opportunities in the coming weeks for Alexandria to donate. According to thezebra.com, "According to a Nov. 22 press release, with the continuing pandemic, including a spike in the delta variant delta during summer, the country’s blood supply is “challenged heading into the fall.” COVID-19 has also resulted in fewer blood drives. The Red Cross saw a 34 percent drop in new blood donors from last year. As a thank-you, everyone who donates between Nov. 29 and Dec. 16 will be entered for a chance to win a private screening of “The Matrix Resurrections” starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. The winner will be able to invite 50 friends to the movie."