WORTHINGTON — Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

The following are upcoming donation opportunities:

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

Jasper: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Spicer St.

Luverne: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 18, Luverne High School, 709 N. Kniss.

Mountain Lake: 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20, Community Center, 1027 Second Ave.

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

Storden: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, American Legion, Main Street.

Worthington: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Worthington Area YMCA, 1501 Collegeway.

Visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.