Webster Community Blood Drive returns — with a twist

28 May

The Webster Community Blood Drive is back — next Wednesday June 3 and Thursday June 4 at the Webster Recreation Center — but it’s going to look a little different this year.

You know this drive as the one advertised by those big white signs that are placed throughout town at crossroads and in front of some of the drive’s business sponsors. It’s the one where every donor is handed a bunch of raffle tickets, which can be used to try to win any of dozens of prizes.

In large part because of those raffle prizes, the two-day drive is always one of the most popular and well-attended drives of the entire year. But of course, business owners are clearly in no position to donate raffle prizes right now. So this year the drive’s organizers have decided to turn the tables.

To show appreciation for all the business owners who have so faithfully supported this annual drive, donors are encouraged to support them instead — and at the same time show some love to our first responders.

This year, donors are being asked to consider purchasing a gift certificate from a Webster business and bring it along to the drive, or make a cash donation, all of which will be collected and distributed to our local first responders as a thank you for all they’re doing.

Donation boxes will be set up outside the Recreation Center during the entire two-day drive, so even those who are unable to donate blood for any reason can still drive by and drop off their donations. Organizers will also have posters at the drop-off site, where people can write their personal messages of appreciation.

Checks may be made out to North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support, the Webster Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc., or the West Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

This year’s Webster Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday June 3 and Thursday June 4, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive. Donors will need to make an appointment. To do so, visit RedCrossBlood.org and search for the sponsor code “WebsterCommunity,” or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

For more information, you can also call Monroe County Legislator Matthew Terp at (585) 753-1922.


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2 Responses to “Webster Community Blood Drive returns — with a twist”

  1. Anne Mitchell May 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

    Another twist this year will be NO WALKiN’S, this has been what’s happening with most drives lately and these two drives usually have such great appointment turnout, unfortunately I’d have to turn potential donors away if tbey don’t have an appointment as their wait time could be hours.

    On Thu, May 28, 2020, 1:14 PM webster on the web wrote:

    > websterontheweb posted: “The Webster Community Blood Drive is back — next > Wednesday June 3 and Thursday June 4 at the Webster Recreation Center — > but it’s going to look a little different this year. You know this drive as > the one advertised by those big white signs that are ” >

    • websterontheweb May 29, 2020 at 7:52 am #

      Thanks fir the clarification Anne! Maybe I’ll see you there

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