Blood drives planned in half dozen St. Lawrence County towns this month
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:23 pm

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January, which Red Cross calls “National Blood Donor Month.”

To donate download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 8-31:

• Jan. 8 -- 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Massena American Legion, 40 E. Orvis St.; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., BOCES Northwest Technical Center, 1000 Park St., Ogdensburg;

• Jan. 10 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrisville Central School, 14371 Pirate Ln.;

• Jan. 14 -- 3:30-8 p.m., Madrid Community Center, 1833 State Highway 345;

• Jan. 16 -- 12:30-5:30 p.m., St Lawrence Centre, 6100 State Route 37, Massena; 12:30-5:30 p.m., Village of Norwood offices, 15 S. Main St.; 12-6 p.m., Potsdam High School, 29 Leroy St.;

• Jan. 17 -- 2:30-7 p.m., Trinity Catholic School, 188 Main St., Massena;

• Jan. 18 -- 3-7 p.m., Rensselaer Falls Fire Department, 424 Rensselaer St.;

• Jan. 22 -- 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Ogdensburg Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St.;

• Jan. 21 -- 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clarkson University, 115 Cheel Campus Center, Potsdam;

• Jan. 24 -- 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gouverneur Hospital, 77 W. Barney St.;

• Jan. 29 -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St Lawrence Psychiatric Center, 1 Chimney Point Drive, Ogdensburg;

• Jan. 30 -- 12:30-5:30 p.m., Potsdam Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St.