Eagle Mountain has partnered with the American Red Cross to organize community blood drives since 2014.

“Eagle Mountain City has been one of our constants,” says Anita Kay with the American Red Cross. “We can always count on them.”

Blood drives hosted by Eagle Mountain take place three to four times per year, and are always successful, says Kay.

But during a time of year where people generally feel more giving and are more willing to donate blood, the American Red Cross is seeing a decrease in donations.

“We’ve been trending toward less donors, but our need is still constant,” says Kay.

Kay says there is always a need for blood, but especially during the holiday season. Holiday travel increases the amount of accidents seen on the roads, which increases the need for blood donations.

“I think what people might not realize is that it is literally helping to save someone’s life,” explains Kay. “There’s going to be people that are sitting in the hospital during this holiday season that are going to depend on that gift.”

Even with the shortage of donations, Kay says she never worries about Eagle Mountain City’s blood drives.

“The people out there are just so good and willing,” says Kay. “The people that we work with have just been so supportive, so we really appreciate them.”

The blood drive will be held on Wednesday, December 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 1650 E Stagecoach Run.

Each presenting donor will receive a long-sleeved American Red Cross t-shirt.

Residents should visit the American Red Cross webpage to make an appointment.