The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the area this week, including in Lake Crystal, Olivia, Fairfax, Hector, Plato, St. Peter and Arlington. Donating blood takes less than an hour of your time, and there is always a need for blood. To learn more about donating blood, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or click HERE. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lake Crystal Recreation Center from 12:30 to 6:30 today (MON) and the Olivia National Guard Armory from 1 to 7. We’ll be broadcasting from the Olivia blood drive this afternoon as well. On Tuesday there’s a blood drive at the Prairie Lutheran School in Fairfax from 1 to 7, on Wednesday at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart High School in Hector from 9 to 2, on Thursday at Cross Roads West in Plato from 1 to 7, and Friday’s blood drives are at River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic in St. Peter from 8am to 7pm and the Sibley Medical Center in Arlington from 8am to 2pm.