Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in coming days:
• Monday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside High School, Coeburn; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wise County Career-Technical Center, Wise.
• Thursday, Feb. 11, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Big Stone Gap.
As many as three lives might be saved each time a person donates blood.
To donate blood, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. People with a cold, sore throat, fever, flu or fever blisters or who are taking antibiotics may not donate. Donors should eat a balanced meal before giving blood.
In addition to scheduled blood drives, donors are welcome at Marsh Regional’s collection centers: 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport, and 1996 W. State St., Bristol.
For more information about scheduling a blood drive at a local business, church, school or community organization, please call 276/679-4669 or visit www.marshblood.com.