Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Through the dedication of blood donors, the Red Cross can be prepared day in and day out, no matter when or where blood is needed.

All blood types are currently needed. For more information and to make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood drives in Butler County are:

Friday, Feb. 1: 12-6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 1500 Cron in Augusta.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Butler County Community College, 715 E. 13th in Andover.

Saturday, Feb. 9: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Victory Fellowship Church, 326 E. School St. in Rose Hill.

Sunday, Feb. 10: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Road in Andover.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: 3-7 p.m. at Seal Elementary School, 320 S. Chestnut in Douglass.