The Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking the public to donate blood sometime this summer.  A good time would be this month, as the national American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal to all blood types after lower than expected donations in June.

Local chapter executive director Robin Summers:

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A blood drive will take place on Monday at the Leclaire Christian Church in Edwardsville from 3-7pm, and then on Wednesday July 11 from 2-7pm at the Alton Wood River Sportsman Club in Godfrey.

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