Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remain.

Volunteer blood donors from across the country are needed to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients this spring. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 20 to April 14:

Guernsey County


3/27/2018: 1- 6 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 11026 State Route 22


3/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Genesis Hospital, 2950 Maple Ave

3/24/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., South Zanesville UMC, 53 E Main St

3/26/2018: 1 - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

3/26/2018: 2 - 7 p.m., Colony Square Mall, 3575 Maple Avenue

3/27/2018: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Northside Pharmacy, 2899 Bell Street

4/9/2018: 1 - 7 p.m., Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road

Noble County


4/12/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center, Noble County Fairgrounds 44187 Fairgrounds Rd, Community