The American Red Cross has scheduled several blood drives in the area for the month of February. The schedule is subject to change, so donors are asked to call 1-800-RED-CROSS to confirm drive dates and times before going.
February’s blood drives are as follows:
To be eligible to give blood, a donor must be healthy, at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors 18 years old and and younger and all high school students may also have to meet other weight requirements.
A healthy donor should be able to perform normal activities. Donors with chronic conditions such as diabetes can be considered healthy if they are being treated and the condition is under control.