During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who come to give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive an Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Donors are asked to make appointments by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Donors of all blood types are urged to help ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the region include:

Slayton: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, Silverberg’s, 2630 Broadway Ave.

Windom: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive

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