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Save the Date: Blood Drive on May 4

April 18, 2008

In Croton, Spring also means that it is the season to donate blood. So, on Sunday, May 4, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Croton Community Blood Drive is set to take place in the gymnasium at the Croton-Harmon High School.

And as a reminder, being a blood donor involves no risk what-so-ever, since all equipment touching the donor is brand-new, sterile, disposable, and used only once. Refreshments will be served to donors and babysitters and transportation will be provided to those in need.

At the drive, there will also be an opportunity for residents to be screened and registered to become a bone marrow donor. Even those unable to donate blood can be tested. And to do so, blood donors would simply give an extra tube of blood to be tested. Non-donors, that include people who are deferred for a cold or low iron, or for travel restrictions, would be given a mouth swab test—with the results going to the National Bone Marrow listing.

For more information, please call Carol Shanesy at 914-271-7645 or Jo Ann Fannon at 914-271-5529, or email communityblooddrive@gmail.com to make an appointment or if you have questions.

Please note that prior to all blood donations, donors are carefully screened—therefore those who should not donate will not be permitted to do so.



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