Need grows for donations
Area residents can help the community today by stopping in Dunkirk at the Brooks-TLC Hospital System or the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. In case you have not heard, the supply of blood is at critically low levels around the region.
Two events — at Brooks main lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — and the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Ag & Expo building, which is sponsored by the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, from 2 to 7 p.m. will be looking for donors. Though appointments were requested, those walking in will not be turned away.
“We’re entering a very crucial time of the year, when the need for blood typically rises. We hope to offset some of the area’s shortages with this drive,” said Carroll Nalepa, Brooks-TLC laboratory director and blood drive coordinator.
Officials also note that area residents can be assured if they give local, it stays local, as 100-percent of the blood collected remains in the Western New York area.