The American Red Cross is holding a few blood drives around the area this week. Red Cross Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says that the demand for blood is always there, but blood donations usually drop during the summer. Blood drives taking place today (MON) include from 12:30 to 6:30 at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center and from 2 to 7 at the Farmer’s Golf Club in Sanborn. On Tuesday there’s a blood drive at the Le Center American Legion from 1 to 7, and on Thursday at the Gaylord American Legion from 1 to 7. All blood donors over the summer are entered in a prize giveaway as well. For more information on donating blood, or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.