Claxton-Hepburn sponsoring blood drive Aug. 3
Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 7:28 am

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will be sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Claxton-Hepburn auditorium.

The American Red Cross has difficulty keeping enough blood in their inventory to properly supply all of the medical facilities, Claxton-Hepburn said. All blood donations are important, they say, but a double-red-cell donation is special because donors can safely give twice as much blood in just one visit. f you have Type O or Type B blood, donate three or less times a year, and you meet other eligibility criteria, then you have an opportunity to make twice the difference.

Call 393-8880, ext. 5040 for an appointment. Refreshments will be served.