Blood drives planned in the area

The American Red Cross is asking the public to start the fall season off with a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. While the leaves turn, the need for blood never changes.

Those who give this fall play an important role in keeping the blood supply high enough to help patients counting on blood products for care– especially ahead of the busy holiday season. Book a time to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a thank-you, the Red Cross is offering these exciting opportunities for donors:

· All who come to give through Sept. 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP NASCAR racing experience, including two tickets to a 2023 Sport Clips Haircuts-sponsored race of the winner’s choice, round-trip airfare for two, up to a three-night hotel stay, and entry to a Sport Clips racetrack hospitality tent, if available, plus a $750 gift card, thanks to Sport Clips.

· Those who come to give in September will also receive a coupon for a free haircut by email, also thanks to Sport Clips. Details are available at

· All who come to give Oct. 1-31, 2022, will receive a $5 e-Gift Card by email to a merchant of choice.

Upcoming local blood drives include:

– Wauseon, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fulton County Health Center, 725 S. Shoop Ave.

– Pettisville, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pettisville High School, 232 Summit.

– Archbold, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northwest State Community College.

– Wauseon, Oct. 14, 12-5 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 215 N. Fulton St.