Blood drives are being held in several communities around the area this week as Red Cross Month draws to a close. Blood is a perishable product, so the supply must be constantly replenished, and one unit of blood can save up to three lives. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile has 3 stops around the area today (MON). Eligible donors can Give The Gift of Life at the Le Sueur Community Center from 9am to 2pm, Madelia High School from Noon to 6, and the Olivia National Guard Armory from 1 to 7. On Tuesday there’s a blood drive at the Prairie Lutheran School in Fairfax from 1 to 7 as well, and on Thursday you can give blood at the American Bar and Grill in Hector from 1 to 7. For more information on giving blood call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or log on towww.redcrossblood.org.