The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Shelby Congregational Church, 51 E. Third St., in Shelby Monday, Oct. 2 from noon to 5:45 p.m.

Visit or call 1-800- 733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.