The American Red Cross continues their appeal for blood.There's a strong need for blood with the holiday season upon us. Those who donate blood between December 20 and January 6 will receive a free Red Cross T Shirt. Upcoming blood drives in our area include:

Friday, December 21 at the Faribault High School from 8-1pm

Friday, December 21 at the Faribault Moose Lodge from 1-7PM

Friday, December 21 at the Blooming Prairie City Center from 1-6PM

Friday, December 21 at T9inity Lutheran Church in Medford from 12-5PM

Friday, December 21 at Lowe's in Owatonna from 10-4PM

Thursday, December 27 at Famous Dave's in Owatonna from 104PM

Friday, December 28 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault and from noon till 6PM at Family Video.

You will also have the opportunity to donate blood on January 3 from 11-5PM at Buffalo Wild Wings in Owatonna and on January 10 at St. Joseph's Church in Owatonna from noon till 6PM.