Salmon Run Mall will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 12 noon at the Hobby Lobby end of the mall.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org.
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.