Blood Drive

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and every point donated could save up to three lives. It sounds like an overwhelming problem, but it’s one with an easy solution. Here’s your chance to take part. On Tuesday, April 17 the American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health to donate blood — but if you meet those requirements, you’ll get a free pair of New Balance socks for your time and effort. For more information on how to get involved, visit