Winter months can be the most challenging times of the year for the American Red Cross.

But the need is constant and patients do not get a holiday from needing blood. The Red Cross is hosting the 10th annual 12 Hours of Giving Winter Blood Drive. It will be held on December 19 from 7:00a.m. to at the Quincy Blood Donation Center located at 3000 North 23rd Street in Quincy. Donors of all blood types are needed, particularly A negative and B negative.

To donate, go online or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

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