The American Red Cross is holding numerous blood drives around the local area this week. Today (MON), the Bloodmobile is at the Truman Community Center from Noon to 6:15pm, the Lafayette Charter School from 1 to 7:15pm, and the Nicollet American Legion from 1:30 to 7:45. On Tuesday, eligible donors can give the gift of life at South Central College in North Mankato from 10am to 3:15pm or at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Janesville from 1 to 6:15pm. On Wednesday there are blood drives at GFW High School in Winthrop from 8am to 1:15pm and at Glencoe Silver Lake High School’s Panther Field House in Glencoe from 1 to 7:15pm. On Friday donors can give blood at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center’s Tomlinson Hall from 8am to 1:15 as well. More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day in the US, and every 2 seconds someone in the nation needs blood. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org.