(Festus/Crystal City) Mercy Hospital Jefferson will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, January 22nd from 12:30 until 4:30 in the afternoon in the hospitals conference center.

Mercy Jefferson Community Relations Manager John Winkelman says they will be doing something a little bit different with their blood drives this year.

Winkleman mentions Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be hosting the blood drive on January 22nd.

Registration for the blood drive is not required, but preferred. To register, call 636-933-1338 or click here.