The American Red Cross will be accepting blood donors at Kinston High School on Friday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The school is located at 201 College St. E, in Kinston. Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Donors are urged to give now to ensure the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who donate blood now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply). More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.