The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, located at 418 W. Pine St. in Eagle River.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.

Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.

In order to keep physical distance between donors, appointments are requested. To make an appointment, call The Community Blood Center at 1-(800) 280-4102.

The Community Blood Center provides 100% of the local blood needed by the Ascension hospitals in Eagle River, Tomahawk, Merrill and Rhinelander, as well as Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.