Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday November 6th

Note: This is an older blood drive, for the newest one go here:  /departments/fire-department/news/american-red-cross-bloodmobile-drive-oct-24th-2-7pm/#.UmbgQfnyeCc

Superstorm Sandy has caused the cancellation of approximately 350 American Red Cross blood drives and more cancellations are expected. So far, the cancellations have resulted in a shortfall of more than 11,800 blood and platelet donations across 14 states that would otherwise be available for those needing transfusions.

The Red Cross did move blood and blood products to those areas most likely to be affected by Sandy so that the blood needs of people in those communities could be met. However, the long- term impact of power outages and blood drive cancellations is expected to be significant.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. An average of 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day across the country to help treat accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. These patients and others rely on blood products during their treatment. This need does not diminish when disaster strikes.

The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive Tuesday November 6th from 2 to 7PM at the Goshen Fire Station. Please consider stopping by and dropping off a pint!