Northeast Technology Centerís Afton Campus will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, December 7. The drive will be held in the Auditorium on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Those interested in donating can call 800-RED CROSS (733-2767) to schedule an appointment. The blood drive is sponsored by the Health Careers classes at NTC Afton.

The Health Careers program at NTC Afton teaches students the skills necessary to make them a vital part of a health care team, such as nurse assistant, lab assistant, home health care provider, dietary aide, pharmacy assistant or veterinary assistant.

For more information on this program or for directions to the campus, please call NTC Afton at (918) 257-8324 or visit NTCís website at www.netech.edu.

Your blood donation this holiday season is the perfect gift - the gift that saves lives. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driverís license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nationís blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross is a charitable organization ó not a government agency ó and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.