The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood donors after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures, and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations.

Upcoming local blood donation opportunities include:

  • Wednesday, February 20 from 9am to 2pm at Montevideo High School;
  • Thursday, February 21 from noon to 6pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Madison.

To register, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.