The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.


The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.


There will be two blood drives in Hardin County within the next two weeks.


One is in Mt. Victory on September 22 from 2 until 8pm at the SE Hardin NW Union Joint Fire District at 234 North Washington Street.


The other is taking place September 24 from noon until 6 at the First Baptist Church on County Road 175 in Kenton.