HARRISBURG – There’s a tremendous need for blood donations in our region. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to donate blood to restock the shelves for patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donation appointments can be made by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. The Red Cross is also looking for blood drive hosts this fall to help ensure a stable blood supply. There is no known end date in the fight against coronavirus, and while cases increase across the country, blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming rate as many businesses, schools, and community organizations remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are made at blood drives hosted by these groups, the Red Cross urgently needs the help of both blood donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are available. Learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.