WAYNE COUNTY - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer patients may need red blood cell or platelet transfusions during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.
Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
As a thank-you, those who come to donate blood or platelets in October will automatically be entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/GoForGoal.
10/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Beach Lake Fire Co., 1033 Beach Lake Highway
10/18/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hawley Ambulance Building, 219 River St.
10/17/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park St.
10/25/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Parish, 105 Gravity Road
10/26/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Greene Dreher Fire Hall, 460 Crestmont Drive
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.