Red Cross planning February blood drives

The American Red Cross plans to conduct at least two blood drives in February in Jackson County.

The first will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church Borchers, 10792 N. County Road 210E, Seymour, and the second will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Walmart, 1600 E. Tipton St., Seymour.

With seasonal flu and inclement weather preventing many regular donors from giving, the Red Cross is asking healthy, eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood in the coming days and weeks.

All blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, A negative or B negative. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type. Types A and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

To learn about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.