Because of the growing need in the community and the decline in donors after Thanksgiving, the local chapter Red Cross is in dire need of more blood. With the holiday season in full swing people are encouraged to give the gift of life, because help can’t wait. Recently the Red Cross has set up blood mobiles for the community to contribute to and an emergency mobile is scheduled for Friday December 21st from 9 am to 3 pm at the Longaberger Fitness Center in Dresden. You can call the Fitness Center at 754-6334 or the Red Cross at 452-2731 to schedule an appointment. Walk ins are welcome and also encouraged. And remember donors must be 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds and be in general good health.