Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) today announced his support for an upcoming community blood drive scheduled for next Tuesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Belhurst Castle in Geneva. The Geneva Little League and the American Red Cross are sponsoring the blood drive that is being held in memory of Coach Mike Cooper. The drive’s goal is to collect 150 units of blood.
“There is always an urgent need for life-saving blood at area hospitals and blood banks, especially during the summertime months when donations tend to drop off. I am proud to support and spread the word about the June 5 blood drive being held at Belhurst Castle and encourage everyone who can to please come in and make a donation,” said Leader Kolb, who routinely sponsors community blood drives.
“A single donation of blood can help save the lives of up to three people – it is critically important that our community show its support for the life and memory of Coach Cooper and make this blood drive a huge success,” Leader Kolb stated.
Individuals interested in donating blood should call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit their website to schedule an appointment. The particulars for next week’s community blood drive are as follows:
WHAT: Community blood drive being held in memory of Coach Mike Cooper, sponsored by the Geneva Little League and the American Red Cross
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Belhurst Castle, 4069 Route 14 South, Geneva, NY 14456
WHY: According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood – and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every single day.