There is often a need for blood during the winter holidays, when regular donors may be on vacation or ill.
The Community Blood Center has scheduled blood drives in the coming week.
A Community Blood Center blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Turner Recreation Commission community gym, 831 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Another Community Blood Center blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Moose Lodge No. 1999 Lodge Hall, 6621 Turner Drive, Kansas City, Kan.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 816-753-4040 or visit www.savealifenow.org.