Giglio Announces Blood Drive For August 5th

***Event Advisory*** Thursday, August 5, 2010; Encourages community to donate blood to save a life

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today announced that he will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 2 p.m. -7 p.m. at the Wellsville American Legion, located at 23 Jefferson St. Wellsville, NY.

"I would encourage those who have never donated to stop by and donate," said Giglio. "The American Red Cross is always in need of donations, especially during the summer season. You never know when someone who you know, work or live with may need assistance. This is a great way to give back to people in your community and you can walk away with a great feeling, knowing that you have prevented and helped to save someone's life."

According to the American Red Cross, donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated in the last two months. Although 60 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, only five percent donate. With fewer donations during the summer months, many hospitals find themselves with critical shortages.
WHO: Assemblyman Joe Giglio
The American Red Cross
WHAT: Blood Drive
WHEN: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
WHERE: Wellsville American Legion
23 Jefferson St.
Wellsville, NY