Blood drive planned at Hayden school

The American Red Cross plans to conduct a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. April 9 at Hayden Elementary School, 55 S. County Road 658W.

Donors of all blood types are asked to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to be canceled, resulting in more than 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.

No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

To make an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-733-2767.