Granville Lions to host Red Cross blood drive

The Granville Lions Club will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, May 16, from 1-6 p.m. at the Granville High School library, 58 Quaker St., in Granville.

According to the Red Cross, the blood supply in the United States is very low at this time. It is safe to donate blood, and all eligible individuals are encouraged to donate. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, and B negative.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-REDCROSS or sign up online at with sponsor code GRANVILLELIONS. Appointments are required.

“The Granville Lions Club is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Phil Weaver, president of the Granville Lions. “This blood drive is our way of giving our friends and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

The Granville Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, a 100-year-old service organization of 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries around the world.