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Local Blood Collection Cancelled

American Red Cross officials have announced the cancellation of the blood drive originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in Oakdale.

Officials said there is a drive planned at Oakdale High School, 739 W. G St., on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Donors can also visit an upcoming collection set in Escalon on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Christian Reformed Church at 2203 California St., from 1:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., or visit one of the local blood drive centers.

Those centers are open a variety of days and hours throughout the week. Locally, donors can schedule visits at Red Cross Donation Centers in Modesto, 1900 W. Orangeburg Ave.; in Stockton, 2888 W. March Lane; and in Sonora, 850 Sanguinetti Lane.

Make an appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).