The American Red Cross has set dates for several blood drives in the area in early December.
Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day across the county.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities are:
Brownstown Central High School, 500 N. Elm St., 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 10
Anytime Fitness, 840 E. Tipton St., 2 to 7 p.m., Dec. 1
First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 11
National Guard Armory, 755 W. Madison Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 6
Walmart Supercenter, 1618 W. McClain Ave., 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1
National Guard Armory, 1015 S. Main St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13
Blood donation appointments may be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, which also allows donors to track donation history and earn rewards.
Donors also may visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to learn more about the donation process or to make an appointment.