Help save a life at the News10NBC Red Cross blood drive

Created: 06/26/2014 7:49 AM WHEC.com

Summer break is one of the toughest times for the Red Cross to get the crucial blood donations patients across our area need.

That's why News10NBC is teaming up with the Red Cross to help get blood to people who need it most right here in our community.  Red Cross organizer Cara Leyna Noble says one donation can bring in enough blood to help save three lives.

The "100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope" blood drive takes place Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on Jefferson Road in Henrietta.

Fewer donors are giving blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what hospitals need. Red Cross officials say that when high schools and colleges are out for the summer, the number of donations drops. Young adults account for about one out of every five donations

At Thursday's event, all donors will receive a special t-shirt and a chance to win an overnight stay at the hotel.  

For more information on "100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope", click here.

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