Blood drives to benefit the American Red Cross are being held during the winter months in an attempt to keep up with the need. While donations are usually down during the winter and summer months, it's not due to a lack of blood drives. Nearly 1,000 have been cancelled nationwide since February 1 due to the number of winter storms.
Dan Fox, Communications Director with the Red Cross, tells The Big Z they missed out on some opportunities over the last several weeks due to weather-related cancellations, but are trying to reschedule.
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The American Red Cross says almost anyone can give blood, but just make sure you are feeling well the day you give. There are other stipulations and guidelines, and you can contact the Red Cross for specific details.
3/19/2015: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jersey Community High School, 801 N. State St.
3/26/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Assembly of God Church (1AG), 500 Cross St.
3/18/2015: 2:15 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus 460, 405 East Fourth St
3/26/2015: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., CNB Bank & Trust, 200 E. Homer Adams Parkway
3/25/2015: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Bethalto Senior Citizens Center, 100 E Central St.
3/18/2015: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Illinois State Police Department, 1100 East Port Plaza
3/30/2015: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Collinsville Memorial Public Library, 408 West Main
3/16/2015: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road
3/19/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gateway Regional Medical Center, 2100 Madison Ave.
3/16/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hamel Community Building, 10 Park Ave.
3/23/2015: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Korte Recreation Center, 1 Nagel Dr.