Last year, 28,000 individuals in our area needed a blood transfusion. Help meet the local need by donating blood at the Community Blood Center blood drive from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at Access II, located in the training room, 101 Industrial Parkway. To make an appointment online go to www.esavealifenow.org  and use “gallatin” as the sponsor code. You may also contact Angela Hogan at 660-663-2423 ext. 221.