Red Cross seeking blood donors; local drive locations, times set

The American Red Cross says the spike in COVID-19 cases is part of the cause for 10 percent drop in blood donations in recent weeks. But already stressed hospitals are seeing a rising need for blood and platelets.

You can donate blood in Bartholomew County from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Bartholomew County Public Library on Fifth Street, from 9 to 2 tomorrow at Ivy Tech Community College on Central Avenue and from 9 to 2 Friday at Developmental Services Inc. on 10th Street.

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