SCARSDALE, NY—On Sunday, October 28th, the Westchester Reform Temple and New York Blood Center will host a blood drive in Scarsdale in order to help patients and hospitals prepare for the cooler months ahead.
The blood drive will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Jewish Life Sanctuary at the Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Ave, Scarsdale, NY).
This event will help ensure hospitals and patients have access to the life-saving blood they need as donations typically drop during the winter.
It takes one hour to donate blood, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Nearly 2,000 donations are needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone. About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.
Those in need include: cancer patients, accident, burn, or trauma victims, newborn babies and their mothers, transplant recipients, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, and many more. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to attend, as their blood can be used in emergencies.