In an effort to build up life-saving reserves, the American Red Cross and the town of Marana are hosting a blood drive.

The event goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

Donors, who need not know their blood type, can expect the process to take up to an hour. Participants will receive an American Red Cross water bottle.

To register, visit and enter "Marana" as the sponsor code.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.