The American Red Cross will hold three blood donation events in Clatsop County in March.

Events will take place in Astoria on March 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge and twice on March 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cannon Beach fire station and the Elks Lodge in Seaside.

The events are part of the nationwide Red Cross month, which has taken place since 1943. Donors with all blood types — especially type 0 — are needed.

Those at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health are eligible, as are 16-year-olds with parental consent who meet certain height and weight requirements. Eligibility questions can be answered on the Red Cross’s website.

When entering the donation site, a blood donor card, driver’s license or two forms of identification are required. Appointments can be made on the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-Red-Cross.

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