January is National Blood Donor Month and with the holidays over, blood supplies tend to drop with the beginning of each new year. HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is working with the American Red Cross to hold a community blood drive Thursday afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.
Glenda Plunkett is the Marketing Coordinator at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital. She says the hospital saves lives every day, and so does donating blood.
Plunkett says the catering for this month’s drive is provided by a Shelbyville staple.
The blood drive in Shelbyville does accept walk-ins, and Plunkett says there is no better time to donate blood than during National Blood Donor Month.