Blood drive planned in Swanton

The next Swanton bloodmobile is scheduled for July 1 at the Epic Center at 124 N. Main St. The hours for the drive are noon to 6 p.m.

To make an appointment go to and use the sponsor code: SWANTONCOMMUNITY. You may also call Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or Karen David at 419-826-4625. Walk-ins are welcome.

Eligible donors for whole blood have not given since May 6t and Double Red donors have not given since March 11. All blood types are needed- especially the universal donor, O negative.

The average adult body contains approximately 11 units of blood. A person in a serious auto accident needs to replace lost blood—it may be as much as that 11 units. Besides trauma serious conditions require multiple units. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.