Blood drives

Heading into the holiday season amid a pandemic, the American Red Cross needs blood donors to ensure patients continue to have access to blood.

As an incentive, anyone who donates blood, platelets or plasma to Red Cross through Dec. 15 will be entered into a drawing for an “Outdoor Living Experience.” The prize, courtesy of Suburban Propane, includes a propane-powered pizza oven, fire pit, outdoor heater and a stipend toward propane.

Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. To find more blood drives, visit or