Aviation Mall will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, October 21st from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. across from Regal Cinema.
Following Hurricane Ian’s devastating landfall, the American Red Cross is urging eligible individuals to give blood and help ensure patients in impacted areas continue to have access to lifesaving blood. Through its national inventory management system, the Red Cross has the ability to move blood around the country to wherever and whenever it is needed most. It’s important to remember that blood is perishable and cannot be stockpiled. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and type O negative is the universal blood type which can be transfused to patients of any blood types. The Red Cross depends on generous volunteer blood donors to provide lifesaving blood for those in need each an every day, not only during times of disaster.
To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: AVIATIONMALLNY.