The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult.
The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs through Jan. 6, 2014, and encourages eligible donors to give something meaningful this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for hospital patients in need.
There will be two opportunities to give blood in Johnson County this month.
Fellowship Baptist Church will host a drive Monday, Nov. 18, from noon to 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 890 Senior Ave. in Vienna.
The second blood drive will be at New Simpson Hill School on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. It is sponsored by NSH’s Youth for Christ. The school is located at the intersection of Rt. 45 and Tunnel Hill Road.
For more information or to make an appointment to give blood or platelets, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).