The American Red Cross will sponsor three blood drives at West Virginia University during March.

“There is a real shortage of blood lately in the local area,”said Laura Shook, a Red Cross blood drive organizer.”It would really mean a lot to those in need to have as many people come out to donate as possible.”

The first drive is from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Boreman Halls Recreation Room.

Another drive is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the College of Laws lobby.

Finally, there will be a blood drive sponsored by WVU Greek organizations from noon-6 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

For more information, call 1-800-732-0383. For donor eligibility questions, call 1-800-542-5663.