Don't Skip Giving Blood Just Because It's Summer, Red Cross Says
The Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations daily to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
"We're already seeing fewer donors give blood at all our blood drives," said Cara Leyna Noble of the Red Cross, "and this can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer."
"It's fairly painless and you're saving a life and possibly three lives and it's for a great cause," she said. "It's definitely worth it."
"There are patients in hospitals everywhere in your community who need blood and we need all eligible donors to come out," Noble said.
There are a number of blood drives scheduled for the area. There is one Saturday at the American Legion in Adams from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at the Henderson Fire Department from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2016, Watertown, NY