Blood donations sought

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this December, when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.

To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Fulton County include: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1-6 p.m., Shiloh Christian Union Church, 2100 County Road 5, Delta; Wednesday, Dec. 20, 3:30-8:30 p.m., Delta Elementary School, 419 Fernwood St.