The American Red Cross is planning several local blood drives in Alexandria in the next few days and is urging people of all races and ethnicities to donate.

Donors must schedule an appointment to donate, by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Dates are set for:

  • Friday, Sept. 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 202 7th Ave. E.

  • Friday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Hope Healing & Resource Center, 1920 Turning Leaf Lane SW

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ollie's Service, 111 Donna Ave.

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