(AREA) January is National Blood Donor Month.
April Oppliger, spokesperson for the American Red Cross, says the need for blood is constant and donations tend to decline in January.
“As we’re celebrating the New Year you’re potentially giving somebody else another chance to celebrate another holiday with loved ones, so please come out and give,” said Oppliger.
Oppliger says all blood types are needed, but O-negative is needed the most because all blood recipients, no matter what their blood type, can receive O-negative.
Upcoming Blood Drives in southwest Iowa include:
Griswold High School, January 8 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Building in Harlan, January 8 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic, January 10 from 12 to 6 pm
Carson Community Center, January 11 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Elk Horn Lutheran Church, January 15 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
400 West Main Street in Lewis, January 17 from 12 to 5:30 pm
309 ½ Elm Street in Avoca, January 26 from 8 am to 12:30 pm
Walnut High School, January 30 from 7 am to 1 pm
For more information on upcoming blood drives, or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.