Help Save Lives During National Blood Donor Month
The Schenectady County Legislature will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 18, 2024 at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library in Schenectady. According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.
January is designated as National Blood Donor Month to recognize the importance of giving blood while celebrating the lifesaving impact of those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It is also a time to encourage new and lapsed donors to resolve to give blood during one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply – the winter months.
“As we observe National Blood Donor Month in January, it’s crucial to recognize the ongoing need for blood donations that save lives,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “This time of year, supplies often run low, making our blood drive essential in supporting the American Red Cross and ensuring a steady and sufficient blood supply for those in need.”
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library, McChesney Room
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
The Legislature held a blood drive with the American Red Cross in January of 2023. That drive had 41 donors present, including 33 whole blood donors, and resulted in 43 units collected.
Appointments are required. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SchenectadyCounty.