Red Cross holding blood drives

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The local chapter of the American Red Cross will once again hold blood drives in the area.

Residents can donate blood at Sterling State Bank in Austin from June 3 to June 6. The blood drive is open from 1 to 7 p.m. June 3, and noon-6 p.m. June 4, 5 and 6.

To emphasize the importance of giving blood year-round, the American Red Cross encourages those eligible to become regular donors, especially during the summer. World Blood Donor Day is on June 14.

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How to donate

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.