Blood drives planned throughout St. Lawrence County in coming weeks
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:27 pm

The American Red Cross has announced several upcoming blood drives in St. Lawrence County.

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage.

Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.

As a special thank you, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross July 26 through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard™.

The following upcoming blood donation opportunities are scheduled.

A blood drive will be held at the Village of Norwood offices, 15 S. Main St., July 28, from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Riverside Ave., will host a blood drive July 28, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

In Gouverneur, blood drives are slated for Aug. 2, 3 and 4, from noon-6 p.m., at the Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair, 85 E. Barney St.

In Canton, blood drives are scheduled for Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Dr.; Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E. Main St.; and Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at VFW Canton, 34 Gouverneur St.

In Heuvelton, a blood drive will be held Aug. 3, from noon-4:30 p.m., at the Cornderstone Wesleyan Church, 18 York St.

The Massena VFW, 101 W. Hatfield St., will host a blood drive Aug. 7, from noon-4 p.m.

In Potsdam, a blood donation opportunity will be staged at the town offices at 18 Elm St., Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

DeKalb Junction will host a blood drive Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the DeKalb Junction Fire Department, 4323 US Highway 11.

The Lawrenceville Fire Department, 1081 County Route 54, will stage a blood donation opportunity Aug. 15, from 2-6 p.m.