This year, the brutal temperatures, along with winter storms have created many challenges for blood donors to get out and give a donation. Now, blood donors are needed to help boost the blood supply so that hospital patients in need of life-saving blood products receive them the moment they need them. Blood donation matters for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, for trauma and accident patients, newborn babies, patients with inherited bleeding disorders, and patients undergoing various surgeries.

Please plan to give your life-saving gift at the upcoming blood drive: Nevada High School & Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, March 5, noon-6 p.m., at Nevada Gates Hall, 825 15th St.

Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.