Over the next week there are multiple opportunities to give the gift of life, with blood drives scheduled in a number of communities.


Tuesday you can donate blood at LibertyCenter high school also beginning at 1pm.


The annual Clear Channel blood drive is scheduled at ST. Peter Lutheran Church in Florida on Wednesday, with a 1pm start.   You can contact the Red Cross to reserve a slot; or walk-ins are available for any of these drives.


                        Then this Friday, July 18th the Ruiley Park Pavilion in Archbold will be the site of another drive, beginning at 11am.    Before attending a blood drive, take plenty of fluids in the prior 24 hours.  And remember, in the U.S. someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds.