As communities deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the American Red urges immediate blood and platelet donations in areas unaffected by this storm and asks that community members consider donating blood in affected areas once the storm passes through and it’s safe to do so.

Locally, people can give blood at the following times and locations:

– Noon to 6 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 110 South Marietta St., St. Clairsville.

– Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1221 National Road, Wheeling.