Aviation Mall will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, November 19th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. across from Peter Harris. All individuals at the blood drive must wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.
The American Red Cross is currently facing an emergency blood shortage. Hospital demand continues to outpace donations. Donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year as many people have delayed giving amid a return to the workplace as well as the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country due to the delta variant.
The American Red Cross is also in need of volunteers to serve as Donor Ambassadors at area blood drives. Volunteers serve the following needs at drives: welcoming donors, answering questions, educating donors, managing donor flow, coordinating the schedule, collaborating with staff and creating a safe/welcoming environment. For more information on volunteering, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.
To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: AVIATIONMALLNY.