CORUNNA — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April.

Eligible donors of all blood types — especially type O — are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring.

Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling (800) 733-2767.

To celebrate the final season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO and the American Red Cross have partnered to encourage fans and donors to show their bravery and valor by bleeding #ForTheThrone.

Those who come to donate by April 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Terms and conditions apply and are available at Additionally, all presenting donors Thursday through April 30 will receive a commemorative Bleed For The Throne poster, while supplies last, and automatically be entered in the above-mentioned sweepstakes.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

n From noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Corunna Community Center, McCurdy Park, 457 Emma Drive

n From noon to 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Durand VFW Post 2272, 923 N. Saginaw St.

n From noon to 5:45 p.m. April 25 at the Perry Baptist Church, 217 S. Main St.

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