The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.


In December, donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.


To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets December 21, 2017, through January 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.


In Hardin County, two blood drives are scheduled this month. First in Kenton on December 18 from noon until 6 at First Baptist Church on County Road 175, then on December 27 from 2 until 7 at the McVitty Memorial VFW Post 1182 in Forest.