Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia) is hosting a blood drive at the Batavia Salvation Army, 529 East Main Street, on Friday, February 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The assemblyman is encouraging anyone able to donate to stop by the event and help save a life.
“Every donation to our local blood banks is critical in their efforts to save the lives of our friends, family and neighbors,” said Hawley. “Giving the gift of blood truly is giving the gift of life, and I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at this event helping our community.”
All those who have not donated since December 23 are encouraged to participate. If you wish to donate, you may call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment, or visit the Red Cross Web site. Walk-ins are accepted as well. Anyone 17 years or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good health is eligible to donate blood. In New York state, 16-year-olds may donate blood provided they bring an original signed New York State Informed Parental Consent for 16-Year-Old to Donate Blood form to the blood drive. The form can be found at the Red Cross Web site.