The American Red Cross Blood will hold several local community blood drives during October, and all eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed to assure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
Blood drive events in Warren County are set as follows:
• Thursday, Oct, 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation headquarters, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg. Call Sue Clickner at 623-1282.
• Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Public Health Services, Warren County Municipal Center, 1340 state Rte. 9, Queensbury. Call Dan Durkee, at 761-6580.
• Monday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warrensburg High School, Schroon River Rd. Call 623-2861 for details.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) or visit donatebloodnow.org to make an appointment . Individuals who are at least 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required. Details: contact Sonja Ronovech at 462- 7461 ext. 810.