Margaretville – The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary will host a summer blood drive on Friday, July 20, at Mountainside Residential Care Center on Rt. 28 in Margaretville.
The American Red Cross is now facing an emergency blood shortage following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood donations, with hundreds fewer blood drives than a typical week and a resulting decline in donations.
According to Red Cross officials, blood is currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. All eligible donors are urgently needed to give now to help replenish the blood supply.
Donors can make appointments ahead of time for the drive which will run from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on July 20. More information is available by calling Eleanor Aulino at 845.586.4028