During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. The next blood drive is Thursday October 26 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Virginia Dept of Transportation, North Main Street Suffolk. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.