100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope Blood Drive

Choose your day, choose June 16 to help save a life. It only take a few minutes out of your day to donate blood. The 100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope blood drive will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Jefferson Road from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16.

All presenting donors will receive a short-sleeve Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last. Additionally, all presenting donors will be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from the DoubleTree Hotel

Blood donation FAQs

  • Walk-ins are welcome. However, eligible donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to give blood for the 100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope Blood Drive
  • Download the Blood Donor App
  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
  • Visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: News 10NBC

Blood donation facts from the American Red Cross Blood Services:

  • Approximately every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Here in the New York-Penn Blood Services Region, the Red Cross must collect about 1,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients.
  • Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer months because high schools and colleges are out of session, and donors don’t schedule appointments as often due to vacations and summer activities.
  • This seasonal challenge can be overcome if more donors clear their calendar for what is important—giving the gift of life.
  • Blood donors at high school and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of Red Cross donations during the school year.

Volunteer blood donors of all blood types – particularly O negative, A negative and B negative are needed to help maintain a stable blood supply this summer.

There are four easy steps to donating blood:

  • Registration
  • Private medical history review with trained specialists and mini-physical including blood pressure, temperature, pulse and iron level check
  • Blood donation for approximately 7-10 minutes
  • Rest and enjoy refreshments

For Red Cross eligibility guidelines and appointment scheduling, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.


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