Red Cross collecting blood in North Vernon today

The American Red Cross is looking for your help as the agency is reporting a severe blood shortage.

The Red Cross says some hospitals are being forced to slow the pace of elective surgeries because of the shortage, delaying crucial patient care.

In North Vernon, you can donate blood today at First United Methodist Church on Poplar Street. That wll be from 2 to 7 today.

You can schedule an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS