Red Cross Encourages Blood Donations During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer.

 

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and more than 268,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. 

 

Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are needed to ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. 

 

Four blood drives will be held in Hardin County during the month.

 

The first is October 17 from 7:30am to 1:30pm in the Alumni Fieldhouse in McGuffey.

 

In Kenton on October 21, from noon until 6 at the First Baptist Church.

 

On the 23 at the McVitty Memorial VFW Post in Forest from 2 until 7.

 

The last one will be October 30 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton.