Donors needed for February 20th blood drive

Schuyler Hospital is holding a blood drive on Friday February 20 at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at September Hill (250 Steuben Street, Montour Falls – 2 buildings up the hill from the hospital).Inclement weather and flu outbreaks are causing many donors to cancel appointments. Help ensure a steady supply of blood products for patients in need by scheduling your donation today.Make an appointment to give at www.redcrossblood.org or call the Schuyler Hospital Lab at (607) 535-7121 ext. 2207. All blood types are needed. Walk-ins are also welcome.Platelet donors and blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.Double red cell donations may be collected from eligible donors.Your donation can help ensure blood remains available for patients in need. Patients in need of lifesaving transfusions are counting on you to help prevent an emergency blood shortage.To find out about more, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

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