Hoosick Falls Blood Drive
What if you or someone you love needed blood and there was none available? That could be a very real scenario.
Last week, the American Red Cross went out on National Appeal, which means there is not enough blood in the system to meet the anticipated needs. You can help change that. Hoosick Falls’ next community blood drive takes place on Saturday, August 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hooisck Falls Community Alliance Church located at 484 Hill Road. We’ve set our sights at 80 units – and it’s not just to help reach the 500-unit goal for Hoosick has Heart 2014 – it’s so that lives can be spared! With people on vacation, we aren’t getting the response we usually get when we place phone calls, so new donors are needed to help fill those gaps. We would like to suggest that all eligible donors pay it forward, whether you’re a first-timer or if you’ve given blood before. Think of one or more people you can donate in memory of, or in honor of, and we’ll put their names on hearts and plaster the wall with them. Another way you can help is by telling a friend of the dire need and personally inviting them to make an appointment, or stop in to donate.
The Red Cross is offering two incentives on Saturday, August 9: all presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt plus a coupon for Turkey Hill Ice Cream.
HFCS will receive scholarship money depending on how many units are collected, and we’ll also be serving Weeb’s doughnut holes at the canteen. But more importantly, you’ll help narrow the margin between what is available and the anticipated need.
During the summer months, the need is higher than at other times of the year and donations are usually at their lowest, so if your schedule allows, give a call. If you’ve never donated before, there’s no time like the present. Every single unit counts.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to
redcrossblood.org. If you’d like more information on the Blood Drive, you may contact Gail at 518-686-3269. Walk-ins are welcome. If you can’t donate on August 9, you can visit the Red Cross website to find another blood drive that works better for you.