The American Red Cross hosts the following upcoming blood drives:
• Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 —First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine; and
• 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 — Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S. Center St.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. American Red Cross representatives said cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.
Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767).