STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The American Red Cross has scheduled their summer blood drives for Southern Missouri and Southern Illinois.
The Red Cross invites anyone with a little more than an hour to take out of their time to visit one of their blood donor centers or blood drive. According to the Red Cross, the need for blood is constant because the shelf life is up to 35 days for blood and five days for platelets.
With the annual hurricane season not far away, the Red Cross says it is important to have blood on the shelves in preparation.
All presenting blood and platelet donors will be automatically entered in a drawing for a Music City getaway.