ST. PAUL — The American Red Cross is reminding people this holiday season to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation.

Eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate blood now to help patients in need. Find a donation opportunity using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area include:

Fulda: 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Community Center, 106 Front St. W.

Jackson: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 614 Logan Ave.

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Jasper: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Spicer St.

Lake Wilson: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10, American Legion.

Lakefield: 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 620 Bush St.

Slayton: 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Christ Lutheran Church, 2959 Queen Ave.

Storden: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4, American Legion, Main Street.