The American Red Cross is again putting out a call for blood donors, and Mercer County residents can help next week. With the holidays approaching, you are being asked to take an hour or so out of your day and give the gift of life. Red Cross spokesman Sharon Watson says this time, donating blood can become an afterthought.
All blood types are needed, especially type o, as that is usable for patients of all blood types.
The next Mercer County Red Cross blood drive is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call 800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org for an appointment.