The American Red Cross is looking for healthy people to donate blood or platelets.
Donors should schedule an appointment and must wear a face covering or mask while donating. Social distancing will be employed.
Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission (forms for which are available on the website), must weigh more than 110 pounds, and must bring a photo ID.
Those with types O, A negative and B negative blood are especially needed. Unless otherwise stated, go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment. The Red Cross also is looking for blood drive hosts; check the website for more information.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
Amboy: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Oct. 10, Amboy Fire Department, 25 N. East Ave
Dixon: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sept. 25 at AFSCME Union Hall, 622 Palmyra Road; noon- 6 p.m., Sept. 28, Dixon Fire Department, 210 S. Hennepin Ave.; 1-6 p.m. Oct, 7, YMCA, 110 N. Galena Ave. Paw Paw, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m., Thursday at Paw Paw Elementary School, 511 Chapman St.
Sublette: 1-6 p.m. Sept. 29, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 202 S. Locust St.
Morrison: noon-6 p.m., Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 13320 Garden Plain Road
Prophetstown:11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 5 Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD No. 3, 79 Grove St.
Sterling: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Oct. 8 at Sterling Bethel Reformed Church, 230 E. 23rd St.