HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- Countries around the world are celebrating June 14 as World Blood Day.
The occasion raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and thanks voluntary blood donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood.
"World Blood Donor Day comes at a very important time each year," said Page Gambill, CEO, Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region.
Summer can be a challenging time for blood donations, with fewer donors available to donate blood due to busy summer schedules.
On June 15, the First Church of the Nazarene will be holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Boyers Road in Harrisonburg.
If you want to make an appointment with the Red Cross, click on the sidebar of this story to sign up.
A blood donor card, driver's license, or other forms of I.D. are required to check in.
To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.