Join the Santa Rosa Press Gazette for a community blood drive to support patients in area hospitals at the Friday, March 1 blood drive.

Blood donors will receive a special t-shirt; wellness check; and cholesterol screening when they donate.

Blood donations will go to local hospitals and could literally save the lives of patients who need transfusions for emergencies, traumas, surgeries and cancer treatment.

Support the needs of your community by donating blood.

Blood donors are generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds.

Check the website for for additional information.

The Santa Rosa Press Gazette is located at 6629 Elva St., - in the side parking lot of Regions Bank on Hwy. 90 near downtown Milton.