Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelets

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.
Upcoming blood drives in Huntington are:

• Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160W-500N.

• Dec. 9, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St.

• Dec. 10, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

Anyone interested can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).