Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

Make an appointment to donate this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Feb. 16-28 include:

Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at St Peter’s United Church of Christ, 111 Pine, Inman

Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge.