During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year with breast cancer being the most common cancer among women. A blood donation is being held Wednesday at the West Oneonta Fire Department on County Highway 8 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.