(OLNEY) While bragging rights are on the line, the need for all types of blood and blood platelets, especially type “O” blood, is so much more important. This coming Friday, August 24, is the Olney Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, set to be held in the Olney City Park Community Building, running from 2:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 that night. Those donating blood will be asked to vote for their favorite protection agency, albeit the Olney Police Department, the Olney Fire Department, or Richland County Sheriff’s Department. More importantly, all eligible and/or first time donors are urged to get out and give blood.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross still has its “urgent call” in place for blood donations while the need is critical for type “O” blood. Upcoming area blood drives : today at the Dieterich High School from 2:00 to 6:00 : also today at the Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway from 2:00 to 6:00 : and again today at the Stewardson Community Center from 2:00 to 6:00 : tomorrow at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 6:45 : Sunday morning at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Stringtown from 7:00 to 11:00 : all blood types and platelets are needed to replenish low supplies, especially type “O” blood.