Healthy community members are encouraged to help neighbors in need through participation in an upcoming blood drive.
The American Red Cross drive is coming up Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at Middlesex Township Volunteer Fire Company in Valencia.
Blood donation supplies have been low as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the winter is a time of increased need. Anyone who donates at February drives will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card by email.
Anyone able to donate should make an appointment through the website of the American Red Cross, the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Red Cross will be testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies and COVID-19 survivors are especially needed to donate convalescent plasma.