Take time to donate blood this month

The American Red Cross will host several local blood drives throughout May.

Donors of all blood types — especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative –- are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who  donate blood between May 23 and May 25 will receive a limited-edition Red Cross-branded tote bag while supplies last.

The following drives will take place.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor a9oipp, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Today: 1 to 5 p.m., MedTech, 1500 American Way, Greenwood

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Johnson County Public Library Franklin branch, 401 State St.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Johnson County Library White River library, 1664 Library Blvd.