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Blood drives slated in Ti, Mineville

TICONDEROGA - The American Red Cross Blood Services, New York-Penn Region will hold several community blood drives during the month of February. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed everyday to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

CV-Tech in Mineville will host a blood drive Friday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact Connie Remchuk at 942-6691.

American Legion Post 224 in Ticonderoga will host a blood drive Monday, Feb. 22, 1 to 6 p.m. For more information contact American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to donate blood.

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in New York and Pennsylvania), 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 at the time of donation.

The Red Cross also needs blood drive sponsors. Business, school, and community groups are urged to participate. To learn more about how to sponsor a blood drive, contact Sonja Ronovech at 462-7461 ext. 810.

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