CORUNNA —The American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling (800) 733-2767.

In thanks, all those who donate blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross May 1 through June 10 will receive a $5 amazon.com gift card via email. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 1-23:

n From 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 8 at Durand High School, 9575 E. Monroe Road.

n From 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at Byron High School, 312 W. Maple Ave.

n From 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 10 at Morrice Junior/High School, 691 Purdy Lane.

n From noon to 5:45 p.m. May 14 at the Corunna Community Center, McCurdy Park, 457 Emma Drive.

n From noon to 5:45 p.m. May 15 at the Owosso Knights of Columbus, 1259 E. Main St.

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