By: Kelli Whitman

Coming up on Thursday, December 15th, there will be an American Red Cross blood drive at AO Fox Memorial Hospital Levine Center in Oneonta, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be another one at the Oneonta Masonic Lodge on Saturday, December 17th. It will take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  In addition to the Blood Drive, the Brethren of Oneonta #466 will be putting together holiday baskets intended for those who are in need of the extra holiday spirit this season. It’s all happening at 9 a.m. Come donate, and help bring a smile to a friend's face.

Coming up on Tuesday, December 27th, there will be a blood drive at the West Oneonta Fire Department at 2865 County Highway 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The last Oneonta blood drive of the month will take place on Thursday, December 29, at the River Street Baptist Church, 133 River Street, from 1 p.m to 6 p.m.

Any donation is greatly appreciated, and can save dozens of lives. To find out more about this or other blood drives near you, go to www.redcrossblood.org.