On Friday, February 1st, 2019, several Community Development staff members donated their time and their blood to the American Red Cross at 311 W John H Gwynn Jr. Drive. Due to the extreme winter weather experienced in the Midwest over the past week, hundreds of blood drives have been canceled leading to a nationwide blood shortage.

All eligible donors, especially platelet and blood donors with type O blood, are urgently needed to help restock the shelves for hospital patients. Donation appointments can be easily scheduled by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).