American Red Cross To Hold Local Blood Drives After Critical Summer Shortage
Published: August 28th, 2018

CHENANGO COUNTY – Chenango County will host five American Red Cross blood drives over the next month as the Red Cross aims to replenish blood supply after what it calls a "critical summer blood shortage."

The first blood drive will take place in Norwich on Tuesday, August 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at VFW Post 2782 located at 61-63 East Main Street.

A release from the American Red Cross states, "Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage."

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The Evening Sun

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