The summer months, right through the official end of the season in late September, is an urgent time to donate blood.
According to the American Red Cross, which this year is running a “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope” public awareness campaign, blood donations decrease significantly in the summer and shortages can reach critical and emergency levels. s a result, numerous blood drives are taking place throughout the month of August across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.
Visit the American Red Cross website, www.redcross.org/donating-blood, to find a comprehensive listing of upcoming regional blood drives.
Or contact any of our regional Red Cross chapters directly, including the Greater Steuben/Sullivan Trail Chapter (877-754-3711), Tompkins County Chapter (607-273-1900) and Yates County Chapter (315-536-6841).