I've given blood to the Red Cross in the past while openly armed with my holstered pistol with no issues. However, today I was told they would not accept blood from me unless I put my gun in the car. It was a public building, and the City Manager told them they didn't have a policy banning guns, so you'd think it would be okie-dokie, right? Nope. Only police officers could donate while armed. I've submitted an article to Ammoland News. I'll post the link here if it's accepted. In the meantime, I learned today that LifeSouth.org follows state law, and that I would be welcome to give blood without having to disarm. I was clear with them about my manner of carry. I'll be donating to them again. I was CC at other times with LifeSouth, only because I had not yet researched their policy.