Blood donations crucial

Staff report

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives: schedule, prepare, and give.

In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world marking World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: June 19, noon-6 p.m., Delta American Legion, 5939 State Highway 109; June 19, 1-6 p.m., Lyons Christian Church, 138 E, Morenci St.; June 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwest State Community College, Archbold; June 26, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., North Star Bluescope Steel, 6767 County Road 9, Delta; July 7, 1-6 p.m., Pettisville Missionary Church, 19055 County Road D.

Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Staff report