Summer is coming, which means lifesaving blood donations often decline.

But cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery patients and more can't take a summer holiday from needing a blood transfusion. That being said, the Quincy area community can help ensure patients have the blood products they need this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross ninth annual 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Quincy Blood Donation Center located at 3000 North 23rd, in Quincy.

For more information or to schedule your donation appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS.