The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood to help maintain a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on lifesaving transfusions.
While most blood types fall into one of the major blood groups, for a portion of the population, finding someone with the same blood type can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack.
Patients who depend on frequent transfusions or with rare blood types are more likely to find a compatible blood match from a donor of the same race or ethnic group.
You can help increase the diversity of the blood supply by telling people of all blood types, as well as all races and ethnicities, that their blood donation is needed.
The next blood drive in Hardin County is Monday September 30 from noon until 6 at the Moose Lodge in Kenton.