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 30, 2023 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.
“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, so supplies must be constantly replenished,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee. “In January we celebrate volunteer donors who selflessly give blood to ensure a supply is available for community members in need. Their donations can help give someone a second chance at life during an emergency or help a patient with a serious medical condition.”
Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library, McChesney Room
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
Appointments are required. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SchenectadyCounty.