Crisis: Time to assist with blood drives


Not sure how to help your fellow American during this current crisis? One suggestion is by donating blood.

Supplies across the nation are low now, according to officials at the Community Blood Bank and American Red Cross. “We’ve never seen anything like this in the blood industry,” said Jaclyn Seymour, community relations specialist for the Community Blood Bank. “Whenever there is a national crisis, like 9-11, there is a huge response of people wanting to help. During 9-11, we had 400 blood donors here at our site in Erie (Pa.) alone. We saw a huge turnout after that of a massive scale of people wanting to help out.”

Here are some of the locations where you can donate, if you are able:

≤ Every Thursday — 12:30-5:30 p.m., ARC Donation Center, 325 Fourth St., Jamestown.

≤ Today — TriChurch, 41 E. Main Street, Brocton, 1- 6 p.m.

≤ Friday — Ashville Fire Dept Station 2, 5338 Stow Road, Ashville, 1-5 p.m.

≤ Saturday — Dunkin Donuts, 3929 Vineyard Dr., Fredonia/Dunkirk, 10-3 p.m.

≤ Tuesday — Forestville American Legion, 6 Cedar St., Forestville, 12:30-5 p.m.

≤ April 1 — Stanley Hose Fire Co., 122 Park St., Sherman, 3-8 p.m.

≤ April 2 — Cassadaga Fire Station 1, 22 Mill St., Cassadaga, noon-5 p.m.

≤ April 4 — West Dunkirk Fire Dept, 4741 Willow Road, Dunkirk, 1-6 p.m.


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