The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood donations after 37,000 fewer donations during the holiday months of November and December.

Local opportunities to donate blood include:

  • Today: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 101 Carrie Lane, Columbus
  • Monday: 2 to 7 p.m., Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main St., Hope
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cummins Engine Plant, 500 Central Ave., Columbus
  • Jan. 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LaQuinta, 101 Carrie Lane
  • Jan. 13: 2 to 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran School, 719 Fifth St., Columbus
  • Jan. 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LaQuinta, 101 Carrie Lane

For information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.