The American Red Cross is hosting local blood drives to help with a shortage caused by severe winter weather. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and provide a driver's license or two other forms of ID.  To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Onalaska High School, 700 Hilltopper Place
  • 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, La Crosse Blood Donation Center, 1427 Hwy. 16.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, UW-L Student Union, 622 East Ave.
  • 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Immanuel Lutheran School, 806 St. Paul St.
  • 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, La Crosse Blood Donation Center.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb, 23, Central High School, 1801 Losey Blvd.
  • 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, La Crosse Blood Donation Center.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2, Luther High School, 1501 Wilson St., Onalaska
  • 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 5, La Crosse Blood Donation Center.
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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.