Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff
Michele Hahn, collection technician II, rubs antiseptic on first-time blood donor, 16-year-old Garren Maddox, who is a junior at Sikeston High School. Nearly 100 people were scheduled to donate blood during the American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday at Sikeston High School. Locally and nationally, the blood supply is stable, said Dan Fox, communications manager for American Red Cross. However, the need for blood is constant, he said. Upcoming blood drives in Sikeston include 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Lee Hunter Elementary; 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at Missouri Delta Medical Center; and 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 26 at YMCA of Southeast Missouri. To make an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or (573) 986-7951.