The American Red Cross is putting on two blood drives in the East Valley beginning Aug. 24.
The first drive will take place in Mesa on Aug. 24 at the Oriental Lodge located at 726 N. Center Street. The second, on Aug. 26, is at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler hotel located at 2929 W. Frye Road in Chandler. Both will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the respective days.
To make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. People can also donate without an appointment.