Webster community blood drive returns at a critical time

7 Oct

This October’s bi-annual Webster Community Blood Drive is coming at a critical time. 

The Red Cross’ national blood inventory is the lowest it’s been at this time of year since 2015. There have been some days this past month when there’s only been a half-day’s supply of type O blood. Fall is normally a time when the blood supply rebounds from summer, but that hasn’t happened this year, thanks in large part to COVID. 

So Webster, when the Community Blood Drive returns in a few weeks, we really need to step up to the plate.  

The two-day drive will be held Wednesday Oct. 13 and Thursday Oct. 14, from noon to 7 p.m., both days at the Firemen’s Exempt Building, 172 Sanford St. To assure proper social distancing, appointments are required. Click here to set one up, or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Regular Community Blood Drive donors will be pleased to know that Bruster’s will once again be offering a coupon to every presenting donor, good for a free small cone or dish of ice cream.  Plus, the Red Cross will also be giving all donors a $5 Amazon e-gift card, good for use at a merchant of their choice. (make sure your donor account is up to date so you can get the email.) 

This is always one of the best-attended drives of the entire year, and the Red Cross really has come to count on our community in times like these. Let’s not let them down.

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