Just as the seasons come and go, so does the need for blood in our community. Around the holidays that becomes more apparent and the need for blood becomes more urgent than ever.

Blood drives are scheduled from now through the end of the year and here's a quick look at some of those locations around the Southern Tier:

12/4/13~  8:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Seton Catholic High School Gym, 70 Seminary Avenue, Binghamton.

12/7/13~  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Southern Tier Harley Davidson, Upper Front Street, Binghamton.

12/9/13~  Noon – 5 PM with the Binghamton Senators at the Broome County Arena.

12/9/13~  Noon – 6 PM at Binghamton University's Old Union Building

12/11/13~  American Red Cross of Endicott, 620 East Main Street, Endicott

12/14/2013~  8AM – 1 PM at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Avenue, Endicott

12/14/13~  7:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main Street, Vestal.

Anyone in good health is invited to call the Red Cross at 1-800-Red Cross for more information and to make an appointment.