The next Swanton bloodmobile is scheduled for Jan. 6 at the Swanton American Legion, 200 S. Hallett Ave. The hours for the drive are noon to 6 p.m.
To make an appointment go to the redcrossblood.org website and use the sponsor code: SWANTONCOMMUNITY. You may also call 1-800-733-2767 or Karen David at 419-826-4625. Walk-ins are welcome.
Eligible donors for whole blood have not given since Nov. 11 (56 days) and the power red donors have not given since Sept. 16 (112 days. ) The holiday season means there have not been as many bloodmobiles as usual; so the need is greater. If you have never donated before, please consider helping save a life. All blood types are needed, especially the universal type O-negative.