Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Aug. 19 from 2-6 p.m. at Multipurpose Building, 101 N. Main in Vandalia, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Audrain Medical Center, 620 E. Monroe in Mexico, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 1-6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 9584 Highway 15 in Mexico, Mo.
Aug. 26 from 12-4:30 p.m. at Church of God Holiness, 1205 West Blvd. in Mexico, Mo.
Aug. 16 from 12-4 p.m. at Veterans Affairs Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd. in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Women's & Children's Hospital, 404 Keene St. in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Missouri School of Law, 203 Hulston Hall in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 28 from 12-5 p.m. at Mizzou Christian Campus House, 704 S. College in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Red Top Christian Church, 14355 N. Route U in Hallsville, Mo.
Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, 1 Hospital Drive in Columbia, Mo.
Aug. 23 from 3-8 p.m. at The Lighthouse, 2848 County Road 147 in Kingdom City, Mo.
Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson City Medical Group, 1241 W. Stadium in Jefferson City, Mo.
Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Columbia College, 3314 Emerald Lane in Jefferson City, Mo.
Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City, Mo.
Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Farm Bureau, 701 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City, Mo.
Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at C&R Market, 1004 Main St. in Boonville, Mo.
Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boonville Fire Department, 500 Bingham Road in Boonville, Mo.
Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lost Valley Lake Resort, 2334 Highway ZZ in Owensville, Mo.
Aug. 26 from 2-7 p.m. at Eldon Community Center, 309 E. Second St. in Eldon, Mo.
Aug. 21 from 2-7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, South Osage in Tipton, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 3-7 p.m. at Latham Elementary School, 156 School St. in Latham, Mo.
Aug. 22 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 207 N. Owen in California, Mo.
Aug. 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Madison C-3 School, 309 Thomas St. in Madison, Mo.
Aug. 26 from 1-5 p.m. at Assembly of God, 501 W. Hicks St. in Versailles, Mo.
Aug. 27 from 2-7 p.m. at Ozark Christian School, 16326 Highway C in Versailles, Mo.
Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lockett's Fig Leaf, 1400 S. Limit in Sedalia, Mo.
Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 217 S. Williams St. in Moberly, Mo.
Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lowe's, 1800 E. Outer Road in Moberly, Mo.
Aug. 19 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 201 S. Fourth St. in Moberly, Mo.
Aug. 21 from 1-6 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 1046 Highway P in Clark, Mo.
How to donate blood:
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.