We're all aware of the large number of tragedies across the country recently. And of course along with that comes an increased need for blood. Here's a look at upcoming blood drives in the area.

Friday, October 20 from 8-2PM at the Christian Assembly Church in Waseca

Sunday, October 22 from 11-4PM at the Faribault Elks Lodge

Tuesday, October 24 from 1-7PM at the Dodge Center American Legion

Wednesday, October 25 from 11-5PM at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Owatonna

Thursday, October 26 from 1-6PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna

Megan Drew of the Red Cross was a guest on AM 1390's Talk of the Town and discusses who can give blood in Minnesota and also explains the process for those who have never done so before.