Blood drive

After donating blood, the American Red Cross invites donors to spend 10-15 minutes in the canteen area. Randall Oakley, a regular blood donor of Halifax County, took a few minutes to refresh and chat with staff and volunteers before he went about the rest of his day. Oakley says he just likes to do things, whenever he can, to help others.

With summer quickly approaching, the American Red Cross has a special gift to get residents ready for all those pool and ocean-side moments.

When residents donate blood through May 31, they’ll score an exclusive American Red Cross beach towel, while supplies last.