FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The American Red Cross will host several blood drives during the end of July in Franklin County.
According to the Red Cross, the following blood drives will be open:
- July 21 - St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1 West Frankfort Plaza (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
- July 26 - Whittington Church, 200 Main Street (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
- July 27 - Franklin Hospital, 201 Bailey Lane, Benton, Ill. (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
The American Red Cross encourages potential donors to "beat the heat," drink plenty of fluids, eat a well-balanced meal and donate blood at an air-conditioned blood drive or center.
“Patients need blood regardless of the summer heat,” said Scott L. Caswell, CEO, Red Cross Biomedical Services, Missouri-Illinois Region.