American Red Cross blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

Donations are allowed every 56 days. Donors should bring a form of photo identification and a list of all current medications. For details about donating blood or to make an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/northernohio

AREA LOCATIONS

Jan. 4 -- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 342 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, 1 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 5 -- Macedonia Family Recreation Center, 1494 E. Aurora Road, Macedonia, 1 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 5 -- University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, 6847 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna.

Jan. 6 -- Church of Ss. Cosmas and Damian, 10439 Ravenna Road, Twinsbueg, 2 to 6 p.m.

Jan. 7 -- Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Parkway, Solon, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 8 -- Church of St. Mary, 401 North St., Chardon, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For questions regarding criteria that may affect donors eligibility to give blood, such as travel to the United Kingdom or Europe, call 1-800-513-3341.

To donate platelets, call 1-800-356-3339.