Red Cross And Miss New York USA Contestants Team Up To Raise Awareness About The Need For Blood Donations
While donations are collected throughout the year, January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross reaches out and thanks blood and platelet donors around the country.
New Jersey Red Cross officials urged people who want to help out to not drop off goods or other material donations. Officials said they can get hard to handle and wind up actually hampering the delivery of aid.
The Red Cross said they’re trying to get the word out that blood donations are badly needed.
The nation’s blood supply dropped to critical levels earlier this summer as storms and wildfires hampered collection efforts.
The West Haverstraw Volunteer Fire House is hosting a blood drive on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.