The American Red Cross is again holding several blood drives around the area this week, including at several local schools. Blood collections start today (MON), with the Bloodmobile at the Lafayette Charter School from 1 to 7pm. On Tuesday eligible donors can Give The Gift Of Life at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School from 8:30 to 1:30 and Granada-Huntley-East Chain High School in Granada from 2 to 7, as well as at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson from Noon to 6. On Thursday the Bloodmobile will be Martin Luther College in New Ulm from 1 to 7pm and the Mountain Lake Community Center from 2 to 7, and the Mankato Regional Red Cross Office on Homestead Drive is hosting blood drives from 12:30 to 5:30 on Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Friday. For more information on giving blood click HERE.