A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies. Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives when disaster strikes.
Appointments to donate and help the Red Cross prepare for patient needs across the country can be made at redcrossblood.org. Information about other ways to help prepare for emergencies is available at redcross.org.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
9/24/2014: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John Jay High School, 60 North Salem Road
9/22/2014: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, 40 Saw Mill River Road, Upper Level 3
9/26/2014: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mamaroneck EMS, 220 North Barry Extn
9/30/2014: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Healthcare System Building 15, Route 9A
9/19/2014: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
North Salem Firehouse, 300 Titicus Road
9/19/2014: 11:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 North Broadway
9/23/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Margeliz Center, 2051 Baldwin Rd
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.