The American Red Cross is reminding all of us that emergencies don’t take a break for the holidays.
Due to the holiday lull for regular donors combined with a shortage the Red Cross already faces, they urgently need blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.
Locally, there are a few drives here in Cortland County you can get to in the coming days:
12/18 Dryden Veterans Home (2272 Dryden Road) from 1 – 6 p.m.
12/19 Claritas (53 Brown Rd in Ithaca) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
12/22 First United Methodist Church (16 Cayuga St. in Homer) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
12/24 Ramada Inn (2 River Street in Cortland) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
12/26 Cortland YMCA (22 Tompkins Street) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
12/27 Senior Citizen Highrise Building (42 Church Street in Cortland) from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).