Summer is a time for diving in and grilling out. While many have fun making these memories, hospital patients are counting on eligible donors to make time to give blood or platelets so others can continue making and sharing their own summer memories.

The American Red Cross asks all eligible blood and platelet donors to give blood on Monday, September 9, from 1-6 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Blood Drive, 1021 Poplar Street, La Porte City. Simply call Barb Oberhauser at 342-3303 or visit to make an appointment or for more information.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Walk-ins are greatly appreciated.