BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will host an American Red Cross Blood drive from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the employee cafeteria. Information Desk volunteers will be available to show members of the public the way.

There are many ways to make an appointment. Visit Call 1-800-REDCROSS. Or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. As always, walk-ins will be accommodated as well.

SVMC is a full-service community hospital whose physicians are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system serving Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, upper New York State, and Northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.