April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood. They are holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, at Centerpoint Medical Center, 19600 E. 39th St., Independence.

Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all types are needed to help meet patient needs this spring.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. All those who donate through May 13 will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer (Restrictions apply. More details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More.)