Blair Bloodmobile schedule announced for May

The Blair Bloodmobile has announced area blood mobiles for the month of May.
Giving blood is a safe process, is easy and takes very little time.
The local blood mobiles include:
• Tuesday, May 2 at First Presbyterian Church, Tyrone from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
• Friday, May 5 at Bald Eagle Fire Hall from noon to 6 p.m.;
• Friday, May 12 at the Tyrone Hospital classroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
• Wednesday, May 24 at Bellwood Senior Center from noon to 6 p.m.
Individuals may also visit the Altoona Donation Center to give blood. The center is open on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and is located on Kettle Road, two blocks off E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. Call 941-8386 with questions.
Also, individuals are always able to schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-Give-Life (1-800-448-3543).
The Greater Alleghenies Region of the American Red Cross Blood Services strongly urges anyone who is eligible to give blood to call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to donate or visit or for a schedule of upcoming area blood drives.
Although giving blood takes very little time and about 60 percent of the people in America are eligible to donate blood, only five percent do.
Anyone at least 17-years-of-age, weighing 110 pounds or more and feeling in good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Individuals with donor eligibility questions should call the nursing collections office at 1-800-542-5663.