The Bloodmobile makes a few stops around the area this week as Red Cross Month continues. The need for blood is constant. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days, and platelets just 5 days. Eligible donors are invited to Give The Gift Of Life today (MON) at the Wilkomenn Pavilion in Norwood Young America from 12:30 to 6:30pm. On Tuesday there’s a blood drive at the Lafayette Charter School from 1 to 7, on Thursday you can give blood at the Gibbon Community Center from 1:30 to 7:30, and on Friday the Bloodmobile stops at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield from Noon to 5. For more information on giving blood call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org.