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2018-07-11 / News

Emergency Blood Shortage: Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Blood Donors

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross has added about 6,500 additional appointment slots at donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities through July 31:

Delhi
July 11: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., State University of New York Delhi O’Connor Center for
Community Engagement, 2 Main Street;
July 13: 1 - 6 p.m., Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 41861 State Highway 10.
Margaretville
July 20: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28.
Sidney
July 17: 1 - 6 p.m., Sidney Elks Lodge, 104 River Street;
July 21: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saint Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 139 West Main Street;
July 27: 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., A.O. Fox Tri-Town Campus, 43 Pearl Street West
Walton
July 16: 12 noon - 5 p.m., Watershed Agricultural Council, 44 West Street;
July 23: 2 - 6 p.m., Pines Brook Church, 1444 Pines Brook Road.

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