January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is holding a couple of blood drives in the local area this week to kick of the month. The Bloodmobile will be collecting donations at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center from 12:30 to 6:30pm on Tuesday, as well as at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian from 12 to 6. On Thursday there’s a blood drive at the Winnebago Community Center from 12:30 to 6:30 also. National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated since 1970. For more information on donating blood, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.