Blood donations needed

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

Alabama and Mississippi Red Cross Donation Centers and their hours of operation include:

-The UAB (University of Alabama Birmingham) Medical Center, North Pavilion, located at 1802 6th Ave S. Birmingham with the hours of Sunday closed, Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday.

-The Caldwell Trace Donation Center, located a...