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Red Cross issues urgent need for blood donations

Red Cross issues urgent need for blood donations

Red Cross officials are issuing a call for blood donations, saying the need right now is urgent in our area.

Carlos McCluskey with the Tompkins County chapter of the Red Cross says while there are shortages now, they’ve had to deal with similar problems all year, thanks to a tough winter.

“Schools are out, it’s usually a challenge during this time of the year,” McCluskey said. “During this past winter, we had a pretty big shortage due to the inability for people to go to blood drives.”

If you’d like to donate, you can call 1-800-Red-Cross, visit redcrossblood.org or stop by any one of these locations:

July 18:

Cortland Regional Hospital
134 Homer Ave
11:30 – 4:30 in the Assembly Room

Greek Peak Ski Resort
Hope Lake Lodge
2177 Clute Road
11 – 4 p.m. in the Adirondack Room

July 19:

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
44 North Main St
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 21:

American Legion Post 617
Route II
Marathon
1 – 6 p.m.

July 23:

Tops Cortland on the blood mobile
3932 Route 281
11:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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