COUNTY TO HOLD BLOOD DRIVE ON WEDNESDAY

NEW CITY, NY  — With New York-area blood supplies nearing dangerously low levels, residents in Rockland County are being urged to roll up their sleeves!

To help replenish our community blood and platelet supply, Rockland County will sponsor a daylong blood drive on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, Exhibition Hall in Pomona from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blood drives take place four times a year, with full support of County Executive Ed Day.  “Due to the cold, snowy weather this winter, the New York Blood Center is in need of healthy donors,” said Day.  “We encourage residents, who are able to do so, to donate blood for a good cause. It is important that in the event of an emergency, we are prepared to help those in need.”

Human blood is especially important for people with leukemia, other forms of cancer, and of course for trauma victims. With a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.

Breakfast and lunch will be served to those who donate.

Walk-ins are always welcome.   To make an appointment, please contact Mary Russo at 845-364-2017 or by e-mail at russom@co.rockland.ny.us.