Give Blood to New York at Blood Drive Nov. 2

There is a critical need for O- and B- donations.

  • New York Blood Center has lost approximately 4500 units of blood due to cancellations Monday – Wednesday.
  • Blood drives may have to be canceled throughout the weekend and perhaps even into next week.
  • A BLOOD EMERGENCY is likely to be announced; there are not enough blood drives scheduled yet to allow the community to respond and donate blood.
    • Monday, Oct. 29, just 5 of 45 sites operated (45 operations – a combination of donor centers and community blood drives).
    • Tuesday, Oct. 30, just 4 of 45 sites operated (45 operations – a combination of donor centers and community blood drives).
    • Wednesday Oct. 31, just 10 of 45 sites were in operation.
  • They hope to be at 50 percent of capacity Thursday and perhaps 75 percent by Friday and the weekend.
  • In all, they will likely have lost 6000 or more donations, and types O-, B- and platelets are in extremely short supply.

The Philipstown Drive is at the Garrison Volunteer Fire Department Friday, Nov. 2 from 2 – 8 p.m. If you want to do something for your community, now is the time to serve.

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