The Spring into Summer Blood Drive is a week long event that is being held at the Red Cross Auditorium this week from noon until 6 pm each day. The goal for the week is 150 units of blood and as of Tuesday there have been 36 units donated. If you can please make an effort to give to the Red Cross. The Covid-19 pandemic has put a strain on the blood supply so this is the reason for the push right now. The summer months usually are active months when it comes to the need for blood so add the Covid-19 needs to the mix and the Red Cross is going to need some help.
One unit of blood will save three lives.
The Red Cross center is located at 352 Church Ave. SW in Roanoke. To set up an appointment go to Redcrossblood.org