By Alicia James
The American Red Cross will soon hit the streets of Corvallis for its annual winter blood drive. Starting at Church of the Good Samaritan on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the blood mobile will make stops at St. Mary’s (Dec. 23), Winco (Dec. 26), Fred Meyer (Dec. 27), Natural Grocers (Dec. 30), and Allann Bros. Coffee (Dec. 31). First-time donors should bring ID, and will undergo a mini-physical to determine eligibility. Cookies and juice are available afterward. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.