DU QUOIN -- Citing a great need to replenish its blood bank supply, the American Red Cross set up a blood drive at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin Thursday afternoon. A classroom on the second floor of the facility was practically at capacity as area residents were turning out in force to lend a hand, or arm if you will.
Hospital spokeswoman Pam Logan said the American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage, thanks in part to a rough Fourth of July week of donations. Eligible donors of all blood types are asked to give now and help save patient lives.
For more information, go online at RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).