The American Red Cross has scheduled several blood drives in Independence for this month:

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Jackson County Truman Historic Courthouse, 112 W Lexington Ave.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Bass Pro Shops, 18001 Bass Pro Drive.

• 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Eastland Trails Apartments, 4631 S Eastland Center Drive.

• Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at CarMax, 19010 E Valley View Parkway.

The Red Cross urges donors to make an appointment to give using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Also, the Community Blood Center has a facility, open seven days a week, at 1124 Southwest U.S. 40 in Blue Springs. Go to or call 1-877-468-6844 to schedule a donation.

– Examiner staff