The American Red Cross has a blood drive coming up on Wednesday, February 25, at the Inter-State Studioes in Sedalia. 

In the winter, blood supply tends to go down. On average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. The weather, the holiday hectic schedule and activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. I got to talk with Craig Jackson of the American Red Cross about how you can help your community this week.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Join us out at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Interstate Studio Auditorium from 10-4!

Donatingly yours,