Red Cross 12 Hours of Giving to start later Friday

Posted: Dec. 20, 2012 7:26 pm Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 8:15 pm

Due to the weather, the start of the eighth annual American Red Cross "12 Hours of Giving" blood drive be delayed until 11 a.m. Friday. The drive will still end at 7 p.m.

The event originally was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the Red Cross Quincy office, 3000 N. 23rd. Donors who had appointments to give blood from 7 to 11 a.m. are encouraged to call 1-800 RED CROSS to move their appointments to later in the day.

Blood donations of all types are needed to maintain an adequate supply for patients in need. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give.