Red Cross to host blood drives in 10 St. Lawrence County communities in March
The American Red Cross is staging a series of blood drives at locations around St. Lawrence County in March.
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.Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
Canton, March 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Canton Central School, 99 State St.;
Colton, March 2, 2-6 p.m., Colton Volunteer Fire Department, Riverside Drive;
Gouverneur, March 15, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gouverneur Hospital, 77 W. Barney St.;
Hammond, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hammond Central School, 51 S. Main St.;
Heuvelton, March 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pickens Hall & General Store, 83 State St.;
Lisbon, March 6, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Lisbon Central School, 6866 County Route 10;
Norwood, March 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Norwood Norfolk Central School, 7852 State Highway 56;
Ogdensburg, March 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Ogdensburg Free Academy, 1100 State St.;
Potsdam, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clarkson University ERC, 8 Clarkson Ave.; and
Star Lake, March 13, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clifton Fine Central School, 11 Hall Ave.