Roll up your sleeves and donate blood at the Pine Bush Central School District Nurses’ 2nd annual blood drive at Circleville Middle School Library has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The nurses are asking that community members support the local hospitals by replenishing their blood supply. There is an extremely high blood shortage, very common in winter.
Community Blood Services, which is servicing the drive, only supplies local hospitals in New York and New Jersey. These hospitals have several patients continually needing blood and/or blood products for the following: open heart surgery, trauma, leukemia, burns, automobile accidents and more. Hospitals are in very serious need and are requesting units of blood daily.
Who is eligible to donate?
According to the Community Blood Services, you are eligible to donate if you meet the following criteria:
- You are in good health
- You are at least 16 years old; 16 and 17-year-olds need to have parental consent forms (click here for the consent form in English and here for the consent form in Spanish) and proof of age. (If you are over 75 years old and reside in NY you must be healthy and may need a note from your doctor saying you can donate)
- You weigh at least 110 pounds
- You have diabetes, asthma or high blood pressure but it is under control
- You have not donated blood in the last 56 days (112 days if your last donation was double red cells)
In addition to giving blood and helping to sustain someone’s life, those who donate will receive a free health screening that includes a check of iron, cholesterol, blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin, pulse rate and blood type, as well as free juice and a snack afterwards.
Register to donate
Please help out during this critical time of need. To schedule a donation, call 201-251-3703 or go on line at vitalant.org. Click on Donate, Schedule to Donate, then type Circleville in the City Search field and CVMS will pop up. Bring a friend too.
Circleville Middle School is located at 1951 State Route 302, Circleville, NY.