The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.
In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.
There are two blood drives scheduled in Hardin County this month.
In Kenton on Monday August 28 from noon until 6 at First Baptist Church, County Road 175
And in Forest Wednesday August 30 from 2 until 7 at McVitty Memorial VFW, 204 West Lima Street.