As winter storms and the flu are preventing individuals from keeping their blood and platelet donation appointments, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.
Local blood drive dates and times are as follows:
-- Thursday, Feb. 15, 2:30-6:30 p.m., East Elementary School, 120 S. Sanborn Ave., Jefferson.
-- Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1:30-6 p.m., St. Michael's Lutheran Church, N4911 Gray Road, Hustisford.
-- Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterloo High School, 865 N. Monroe St., Waterloo.
-- Thursday, March 8, noon-5 p.m., Ixonia Town Hall, W1195 Marietta Ave., Ixonia.
-- Friday, March 9, 1-6 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church and School, 402 S. Main St., Juneau.
To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.