Local blood drives help those in need

MECOSTA COUNTY — The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to give something that means something this winter.

Here is a list of blood drives in Mecosta County for the rest of December:

  • 1 to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, at Stanwood Eagles, located at 7200 Stanwood Road
  • Noon to 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, located at 304 Elm St.

Blood donors are encouraged to invite a loved one to follow in their footsteps and donate blood this holiday season. Visit rcblood.org/HolidayPostcard to upload a picture of a Red Cross blood donation and send a postcard to a loved one. For more information or to make an appointment to give blood or platelets, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS at 1-800-733-2767.