Blood donations - copy

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible individuals to give blood or platelets.

The American Red Cross Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Knights of Columbus 745 — located at 187 S. Indiana Ave., Kankakee.

According to donor recruitment associate Hannah Yarnell, "the blood inventory is the lowest it's been in 6 years with less than a half day supply of type O blood."

To make an appointment, go to