WESTMERE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Wednesday, head to the largest mall in the Capital Region, Crossgates, to donate to their Winter Rock n’ Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive.
According to the American Red Cross, there’s a shortage of donated blood and an urgent need for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. Specifically, they say they have a critical type O shortage and need donations of O negative or O positive.
All donors get a free blood drive T-shirt and are automatically eligible for hourly prize drawings. Prizes include:
- Smugglers Notch Resort two-day, two-night getaway for four
- Tickets to upcoming Capital Region concerts
- Crossroads retailer gift cards from 110 Grill, Apex Entertainment, and Skyloft
Live music from local strummers aCoustiK starts at 2 p.m.
The Red Cross and radio station Q105.7 are teaming up to back the blood drive from noon to 7 p.m. on the lower level of the mall, near Apex Entertainment.
Patients rely on donations throughout the winter months, and there is no substitute for donated blood. If you cannot wait for Wednesday’s drive, head to Rexford Fire Department between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday blood donation options include:
- Jewish Community Center of Schenectady from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Everett Road Blood Donation Center from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Loudonville Community Church from 1 to 6 p.m.
- St Joseph’s Hall at the College of Saint Rose from noon to 6:30 p.m.
- Mohawk Ambulance Service from noon to 6 p.m.