Local blood drives this month

The American Red Cross will hold area blood drives Monday, Feb. 22.

Blood can be donated in Archbold from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northwest State Community College, 22600 State Route 34, and in Napoleon from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 16976 County Road Q1.

Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B-negative, and A-negative blood are especially needed.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Blood donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.