Blood drives set this week

Published 12:19 am Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Locals will have two opportunities to donate blood this week.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Sitel, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided for donors. All blood types are needed – especially O-positive, A-positive and B-negative.

A LifeSouth blood drive will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Opp Goody’s from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

To give blood, one must weigh at least 110 pounds; be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), and in general good health. All donors must have a photo ID.