Local Red Cross donation centers in need of blood
After a tragedy like the shooting in Las Vegas, the American Red Cross relies on blood donors from across the country.
Red Cross donation centers, including the one in Petoskey, have already provided hospitals in Las Vegas with whole blood, blood platelets and plasma.
"The need is constant and we strive to keep the shelves stocked," said Collette Sparks, with the Red Cross. "This emergency just illustrates how important it is to have it there and ready in an emergency such as this in Las Vegas."
There are several upcoming opportunities to help those in need.
Upcoming Blood Drives:
10/5 - Alpena, Mid-Michigan Medical Center
10/16 - Roscommon VFW Post
10/20 - Diocese of Gaylord
11/1 - Grayling American Legion
For more blood drives in your area, click here.