RC urges sharing good health by donating blood

The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. By giving blood or platelets, donors may give patients more time – and more holidays – with loved ones.
Upcoming donation opportunities in Huntington County are:

• Nov. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. American Legion, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

• Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.

• Nov. 27 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).