Port Jervis Free Library Hosts Blood Drive
The Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with the New York Blood Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held downstairs in the library’s Community Room.
Your lifesaving blood donations help treat cancer patients, traumatic accident and burn victims, newborn babies and mothers delivering babies, patients undergoing surgery, and many more. On average, hip replacement surgery typically uses one unit of blood, while a cardiac bypass patient may use two units, and a liver transplant can require some six units!
Any healthy individual aged 17 through 75 and weighing at least 110 pounds, in good physical health and has not given blood in the past eight weeks can donate blood. Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating, and must bring a driver’s license or two other forms of ID to check-in. All blood types are desired and needed, especially Types O- and O+.
Walk-in donors are welcome. For additional information about how to donate or to schedule an appointment, please call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313.