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Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.

Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

Kenneth Reed gives blood in his son’s honor. When Trace was 8 days old, he underwent heart surgery and received blood transfusions. “It’s the least I can do. If it wasn’t for donors, he wouldn’t be here with us today,” said Reed. “I don’t call it donating blood; I call it donating life.”

Giving blood is an easy and thoughtful way to honor a loved one who has relied on blood products, to follow in the example of a family member who gives regularly or to simply help others.

As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor, while supplies last. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of three grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers:

*(Editors note) Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties not included:

Genesee
Batavia
6/6/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 601 North Street
6/6/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road
6/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Veterans Administration Center, 222 Richmond Avenue
6/12/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., United Memorial Medical Center, 127 North Street
6/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road
6/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Northgate Free Methodist Church, 350 Bank Street

Bergen
5/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bergen Fire Department, 10 Hunter Street

Corfu
5/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pembroke High School, Route 5 at Route 77
6/14/2017: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., High Point Community Church, 1163 Main Road

Le Roy
6/8/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., LeRoy Moose Family Center, 21 Bank Street
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Niagara
Lewiston
6/1/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Red Brick School, 145 No Fourth Street

Lockport
6/1/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., South Lockport Fire Company Inc, 5666 Transit Road
6/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario Street
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Orleans
Clarendon
6/10/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Clarendon Fire Company, 16169 East Lee Rd (Route 31A)
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Wyoming
Attica
6/14/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Vincent’s, Walnut Street

Perry
6/9/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Perry Fireman’s Recreation Hall, Lake Street

Silver Springs
6/6/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St Mary’s Catholic Church, 23 Church Street

Warsaw
6/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sinclair Pharmacy, 75 North Main Street

Wyoming
6/3/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., First Baptist Church, 28 Main Street

 

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