The American Red Cross Blood Services is encouraging others to help replenish blood reserves depleted by the challenges of winter storms and illness in Rutland County.
A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, when the Red Cross visits the College of St. Joseph Gym in Rutland. Donor hours are from noon-6 p.m. and anyone who is at least 17 years old and weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate.
Walk-ins or appointments, call Kristi at 1-800-843-3500 ext. 3265.
For the Month of April, all presenting donors can enter to win a pair of tickets to see the Boston Red Sox (includes overnight accommodations and gas card).
Blood is used for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For some patients, such as the victim of an automobile accident, the need for blood is sudden. For others, ongoing transfusions are needed to sustain medical treatment.