On Oct. 7-8 there will be a variety of opportunities for area residents to donate blood locally.

The American Red Cross will be hosting the following blood drives in Linn County: 2-6 p.m., Oct. 7, First Christian Church, 1416 N. Main St., Brookfield; 1-6 p.m., Oct. 7, Bucklin R-II School, 26832 Highway 124, Bucklin; 3-7 p.m., Oct. 7, Walsworth Community Center, 124 E. Ritchie St., Marceline; and 2-6 p.m., Oct. 8, Callao C8 School, 403 Pine St., Callao.