American Red Cross

Red Cross seeking blood drive participants

The American Red Cross' spring blood drive is coming to the Peninsula this month.

People can donate blood, used in life-saving transfusions, six times each year, and the organization encourages people to donate often. Blood is perishable with the constant need for replenishment, according to a news release from the Red Cross.

That's why the organization is holding six blood drives in Williamsburg, James City and York counties between April 18-30.

Anyone in good health, at least 17 years old and weighing more than 110 pounds is eligible to give.

Although all blood types can help by donating blood, type O is the universal blood type and in demand. Types A negative...