As football training camps get under way and fans begin to flock to the gridiron, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is asking for help to maintain an adequate blood supply through the final weeks of summer.
To thank everyone who gives blood in August, the center is holding a drawing for a Football Fanfare prize package that includes apparel and stadium gear for a favorite team, plus a $100 gift card to underwrite the next pre-game barbecue. Winners must advise the center of their favorite team and size for apparel.
To schedule an appointment, call (618) 659-0542 or visit the website at www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
Upcoming blood drives include:
Aug. 1: First MidAmerica Credit Union, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Alton
Aug. 4: Granite City High School, 1-7 p.m., Gym Annex
Aug. 8: Liberty Bank, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bethalto
Aug. 13: Saint Anthony’s Health Center, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Alton
Aug. 13: St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2-6 p.m., Highland
Aug. 13: Senior Services Plus, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Granite City
Aug. 27: Senior Services Plus, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Alton
Aug. 30: Alton Square Mall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alton