Because of Hurricane Florence, the Red Cross has had to cancel regularly scheduled blood drives in seven states that could be affected by the storm.

As a result, they’ve diverted blood collected outside those areas to that region if the need arises. Some of that blood was collected in Arkansas and Missouri, including here in the Southern Missouri chapter.

One way you can help to replenish our local supply is to give the gift of life at some upcoming area Red Cross blood drives. They include at the Lampo Community Center in Neosho on September 17th, the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg on September 19th and 20th, and at the Weir Kansas Senior Center on September 28th.

For more information on those blood drives, we’ve provided a link here.