During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767).

Upcoming donation events:

— Galva: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 10 at Sugar Creek School, 1558 21st St.

— Lindsborg: 12:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 224 S. Main St.

— McPherson: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 6 at Municipal Center, 400, E. Kansas Ave.; Noon to 6 p.m. March 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm