Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive today, Oct. 8, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap. The blood mobile will be set up tomorrow Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lee County Career & Technical Center, Ben Hur, Virginia
As many as three lives might be saved each time a person donates blood. Donors with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as their blood can be used for any patient.
To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and be in good health. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu, or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics may not donate. Donors should eat a balanced meal before giving blood.