SOMC, Red Cross hosting blood drive on May 3

Southern Ohio Medical Center and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Suite 207 of the SOMC Waller Building, located on the main campus.

The public is encouraged to participate in the blood drive, and all donors will be entered into a drawing to receive free Toro Loco lunch coupons. Those wishing to participate must present a photo ID that includes both their first and last name, be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Participants with tattoos or sterile piercings will be accepted as long as the tattoos or piercings were administered in a licensed facility in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana.

Appointments are necessary, though walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment or to receive more information, please visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 740-356-8118.