OAKLAND -- The American Red Cross will hold the Oakland Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the lobby of the Oakland Police Department, 455 Seventh St.

To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor Code: opd84, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For more information, call 1-866-236-3276.