The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at WITN's Greenville Studio today. The drive runs from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 317 E. Arlington Blvd. in Greenville.
You must be 18 years old to donate blood, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health today.
The Red Cross stresses the need for people to donate blood before holiday weekends for a few reasons. They say in the hustle and bustle of holidays, people who regularly donate may not have time to do so. Also, with the increased amount of traffic on the road, there are often more car crashes, and thus a greater need for blood.