WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.
Appointments to donate and help the Red Cross prepare for patient needs across the country can be made at redcrossblood.org. Information about other ways to help prepare for emergencies is available at redcross.org.
Here are upcoming blood donation opportunities in Westchester:
Friday, Sept. 19: White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Broadway, White Plains, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and North Salem Firehouse 300 Titicus Road, North Salem, from noon to 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22: American Red Cross, 40 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne. Upper Level 3, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23: Margeliz Center, 2051 Baldwin Road, Yorktown Heights, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24: John Jay High School, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26: Mamaroneck EMS, 220 North Barry Extn., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30: Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Healthcare System Building 15, Route 9A in Montrose, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. 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 (16 with parental consent), 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.
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