The American Red Cross has recently closed the Grant Street blood center. I have no way to know the rationale for this decision. I can say unequivocally that it has made donating more difficult and frustrating for me.

Today, April 29, a drive was at St. Bernards’ community room, a very nice space, but have you tried to park at the hospital close to the new entrance? What used to be a very easy thing to do has become a hassle.

Surely there are enough blood and plasma donors in Jonesboro to warrant a regular donation location instead of blood drives at various locations. I believe in donating, but I think the present approach will deter donors.

Roy Runyan