The Red Cross says donations are at their lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and encourages eligible donors to give blood.

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 12 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the fellowship hall of Foursquare Church, 762 E 1700 North Road in Monticello.

For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2676 (1-800-RED-CROSS) or visit To save time, use RapidPass. More info is available at

Bring a photo ID or your blood donor card, or two other forms of ID. All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Results are known within two weeks.

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