Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays – donors needed

By on December 9, 2019

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than one million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

•Churchville – December 13, 1 to 6 p.m., Riga Town Hall, 6460 Buffalo Road

•Hilton – December 18, 1 to 7 p.m., Hilton Fire Department, 137 South Avenue

•Hamlin – December 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hamlin Ambulance, Route 19, 1483 Lake Road

•Greece – December 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Mall at Greece Ridge, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive

•Brockport – December 30, 1 to 6 p.m., Brockport Firemens Exempt Club, 248 West Avenue

•North Chili – December 31, noon to 5 p.m., Family Video, 4369 Buffalo Road.

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