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Be a holiday hero – give the gift of life. The Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations.

Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.

Now is an important time to give blood and platelets. A seasonal decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with family gatherings and travel. In addition, severe winter weather can cause blood drive cancellations and negatively affect the blood supply. Patients can’t afford for there to be a shortage of blood.

Give the gift of life – make an appointment to donate blood and platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

As a special thank-you for helping meet the urgent need, those who come to give Dec. 20 through Jan. 6 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 20-Jan. 15

Johnson City Blood Donation Center
365 Harry L. Drive 
Johnson City, NY 13790
Monday-Wednesday:  11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday:  7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 

NEW YORK 
Broome
Binghamton
12/21/2018: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., Airport Corporate Center Cafeteria, 33 Lewis Rd.
12/28/2018: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., UHS Binghamton General Hospital, 10-42 Mitchell Ave.

Conklin
1/15/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Conklin Presbyterian Church, 1175 Conklin Rd.

Deposit
1/7/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Deposit United Methodist Church, 107 Second St.

Endicott
12/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Red Cross Chapter / Endicott Battle of the Badges, American Red Cross Chapter, 620 East Main Street
1/5/2019: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave.

Johnson City
12/21/2018: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sarah Jane Memorial United Methodist Church, 308 Main St.
12/28/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
12/29/2018: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
12/30/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
12/31/2018: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
1/1/2019: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
1/2/2019: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive
1/4/2019: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., United Methodist Homes, 286 Deyo Hill Rd.

Kirkwood
12/26/2018: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Five Mile Point Fire Company, 16 Crescent Dr.

Vestal
12/24/2018: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd.
1/8/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Grace Point Church, 3701 Old Vestal Rd.
1/15/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows School Building, 801 Main St.
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Chenango
Afton
1/2/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Afton United Methodist Church, 34 Spring St.

Earlville
1/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Earlville Free Library, 4 North Main St.

Norwich
12/21/2018: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Guernsey Memorial Library, 3 Court St.
1/10/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Norwich VFW Post 2782, 61-63 East Main St.

Oxford
1/12/2019: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., American Legion Post 376, 17 South Washington St.

Sherburne
1/4/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 876, 15 S Main St. 
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Tioga
Candor
1/18/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Candor Fire Department, 74 Owego Rd.

Nichols
1/3/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tioga Downs, 2384 W River Rd.

Owego
12/20/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Owego Elks Club, 223 Front St.
12/27/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Patricks Church, 300 Main St.
1/2/2019: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Owego Treadway Inn, 1100 State Route 17C
1/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Calvary Love Owego, 84 Thorn Hollow Rd. 

Waverly
12/27/2018: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St.
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Tompkins
Brooktondale
12/24/2018: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Brooktondale Fire Department, 786 Valley Rd.

Dryden
12/29/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dryden Fire Department, 26 North St.
1/8/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dryden Veterans Mem Home, 2272 Dryden Rd. 

Ithaca
12/20/2018: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 1253, 161 Cecil A. Malone Dr.
12/20/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga St.
12/21/2018: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 130 East Seneca St.
12/21/2018: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Clarion Inn, 2310 North Triphammer Rd.
12/21/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Shops at Ithaca Mall, 40 Catherwood Rd.
12/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Clarion Inn, 2310 North Triphammer Rd.
12/24/2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Oasis Christian Fellowship, 808 South Meadow St.
12/28/2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beechtree Care Center, 318 S Albany St.
1/2/2019: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., New York State Electric and Gas, 1387 Dryden Rd.
1/3/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cornell University Biotech Building, BioTech Building
1/3/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Shops at Ithaca Mall, 40 Catherwood Rd.
1/3/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.
1/4/2019: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Cornell Business and Technology Real Estate Department, 95 Brown Rd.
1/10/2019: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga St.
1/10/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cayuga Heights Community, 194 Pleasant Grove Rd.
1/15/2019: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cornell East Hill Office Building, 395 Pine Tree Hill, Suite 302
1/15/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Enfield Fire Department, 172 Enfield Main Rd.

Newfield
12/27/2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ithaca Veteran Firemen’s Association, 638 Elmira Rd.

Trumansburg
1/11/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Trumansburg High School, 100 Whig St.
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PENNSYLVANIA 
Susquehanna
Montrose
1/10/2019: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Endless Mountains Health Systems, 100 Hospital Dr.

New Milford
12/22/2018: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Summit, 17279 State Route 11

Susquehanna
1/2/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 15 East Church St.
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How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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