Red Cross preps blood drives

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The American Red cross will be holding two upcoming blood drives in the area. The organization will be in Grand Meadow from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Emergency Services Building. Then, the organization will be back in Austin at its offices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 305 Fourth St. NW. Friday’s drive is a location change, which was originally scheduled at the YMCA.

To donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.