Help others, give blood


To the Editor:

The Red Cross is holding a two-day blood drive at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 5, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday, May 6. It is very important to make an appointment as soon as possible by calling 800-RED-CROSS, or going to

The Island is a strong and proud community, known for helping others. Let’s make this a very successful event. Please make an appointment today. Giving blood takes about an hour, and you barely feel the needle. Don’t be afraid of a little pinprick. It really doesn’t hurt, and you could save a stranger’s life. And frankly, how cool is that?

Bill Jacob