Seasonal illnesses and the holiday season are two of the reasons the blood supply dwindles this time of year. The American Red Cross has scheduled seven blood drives in Madison County for the month of January in hopes of replenishing the region’s blood supply.

.Al Bertram, Disaster Specialist with the Southwestern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross says that January is designated as National Blood Donor Month, but that the need for blood never stops.

Bertram Comments

Bertram encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give during National Blood Donor Month. You can register to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visitng http://www.redcrossblood.org

Madison County Blood Drives in January

Jan. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at Revive, 1105 W. Beltline Road in Collinsville, IL

Jan. 6 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Highland Hope United Methodist Church, 12846 Daiber in Highland, IL

Jan. 8 from 2-7 p.m. at Alton Wood River Sportsman’s Club, 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey, IL

Jan. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Villa Rose Senior Living Community, 401 S. Moreland Road in Bethalto, IL

Jan. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at Alhambra Elementary School, 302 W. Main in Alhambra, IL

Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at SIUE, 30 Harpin Drive in Edwardsville, IL

Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Illinois State Police Department, 1100 E. Port Plaza in Collinsville, IL.

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