WORTHINGTON — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer.

The following area donation opportunities have been scheduled:

Oct. 17: 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive.

Oct. 18: Noon to 4:30 p.m., Marthaler Ford, 611 Oxford St., Worthington.

Oct. 21: 1 to 7 p.m., Worthington Area YMCA, 1501 Collegeway.

Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule a donation.