The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors, as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types, to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the region include:

• Garden City — 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 13 at St Catherine Hospital, 401 E Spruce St.; 1 to 7 p.m. March 25 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26, Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St.

• Ulysses — Noon to 6 p.m. March 21, Grant County Fairground, 1000 W. Patterson Ave.

• Syracuse — 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m. Monday, Syracuse High School, 502 N. Main St.

• Sublette — Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sublette High School, 501 S Ellis

• Lakin — 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lakin High School, 407 N. Campbell

• Dighton — Noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Lane County Fair Grounds, 147 W. Long St. 

• Johnson City — 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4-H Building, 702 S. Knox

• Hugoton — Noon to 6 p.m. March 14, First Christian Church, 600 South VanBuren