As we head into the holiday season, it is important to keep blood donation in mind, even though we are all busy and have hectic schedules. Cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, transplant patients, women with childbirth complication, premature babies and others can’t wait for the holidays to be over. There is an unending need for blood and blood products, and supplies need to be constantly replenished to assure everyone in need can be helped.
The Pleasantville High School ECHO Club and the Pleasantville Volunteer Ambulance Corps are once again offering you a convenient opportunity to save a life coming to the All-Day Blood Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Pleasantville High School, 60 Romer Avenue, Pleasantville. Both whole blood and red cell units will be collected from qualifying candidates. Although this drive makes it convenient for Pleasantville residents to participate, blood donors from all towns are welcome to come to lend their help.
For information or to sign up, call (800) 933-2566or schedule a donation on line at http://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/ . Although it is helpful to let the organizers know in advance that you plan to come, walk-ins are always accepted.