POTSDAM -- The American Red Cross of Northern New York sponsors a special “Community That Cares” blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Potsdam Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St.
A “Community That Cares” blood drive is a Red Cross initiative to help engage local citizens and boost regional blood supplies by enlisting community support. The goal at this drive is to collect 67 units of blood.
All donors during June can enter a daily raffle for a $50 gas card.
Donating blood is a profound act that helps save lives. Approximately every two seconds, a patient in the United States needs blood. That’s why a blood donation through the Red Cross is so important. A blood donation may help save up to three lives and it only takes about an hour. It is the blood on the shelves today that helps save lives tomorrow.
The summer season traditionally sees a drop in blood donation due to donors vacationing and fewer blood drives being sponsored by high schools and colleges. In fact, the Red Cross traditionally sees a 10 to 15 percent decline in donations over the summer.
The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to help keep the blood supply strong this upcoming summer by making an appointment to donate blood today.