PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The American Red Cross will host several blood drives during the end of July in Du Quoin.
According to the Red Cross, the following blood drives will be open:
- July 20 - Holiday Rambler, 655 Executive Drive (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- July 21 - DuQuoin American Legion, 900 South Jefferson (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
The American Red Cross encourages potential donors to "beat the heat," drink plenty of fluids, eat a well-balanced meal and donate blood at an air-conditioned blood drive or center.
“Patients need blood regardless of the summer heat,” said Scott L. Caswell, CEO, Red Cross Biomedical Services, Missouri-Illinois Region.