Need for O Negative Blood Remains Extremely Critical In Lower Hudson Area

Stony Point PBA Schedules Special Blood Drive In February

 

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Robin Friehling, account manager for the New York Blood Center says the O negative (universal donor) supply is very low. Blood drives were conducted Monday, January 23 at Rose Memorial Library, 79 East Main Street, Stony Point from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 by the East Ramapo Nurses Association at 105 South Madison Avenue in Spring Valley 2 to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 24 by the Ramapo CSO Teachers Association at 45 Mountain Avenue in Hillburn and will also be conducted Friday, January 27 at Willow Grove Middle School, 153 Storrs Road, Thiells from 2:45 to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday January 29 by St. Francis Of Assissi at 128 West Parrott Road, West Nyack. Call 800-933-2560 or wwwnybloodcenter.org for appointments.

Meanwhile, the Stony Point Police Benevolent Association has scheduled its Third Annual Blood Drive in loving memory of Jimmy McNicholas for Thursday, February 16 from 3 to 9 p,m. in the RHO Building at Patriot Hills, 5 Clubhouse Lane In Stony Point. Jimmy was born and raised in Garnerville and was a son, brother, uncle and friend until he was killed by a hit run driver in Pearl River May 31, 2009. Jay Wood of the Stony Point PBA asks that you join them as they honor Jimmy’s love of life by saving the lives of others in need through blood donations. For appointments call 845-786-2422 or jwood@stonypointpd.org