Salmon Run Mall to host blood drive

WATERTOWN, NY – Salmon Run Mall is teaming up once again with the American Red Cross and will host the “Summer Full of Life” Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the mall.  All individuals at the Blood Drive must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

The American Red Cross continues to have an ongoing, critical need for lifesaving blood as blood product distributions to hospitals remain higher than anticipated.  Most recently, the Red Cross has sent 12% more blood products to help hospital patients in need, including higher distributions to hospitals in areas where the pandemic continues to disrupt normal blood collection operations.  The Red Cross desperately needs your help.

The Red Cross is also in need of volunteers to serve as Donor Ambassadors at area blood drives.  Volunteers serve the following needs at drives:  welcoming donors, answering questions, educating donors, managing donor flow, coordinating schedules, collaborating with staff and creating a safe and welcoming environment.  For more information on volunteering, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.

The Blood Drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the court area by Paint It Pottery.  Appointments are encouraged and appreciated.  There are several ways to schedule an appointment:

  • Visit RedCrossBlood.org

  • Use the Blood Donor app

  • Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

  • Sponsor Keyword:  SalmonRunMall

The American Red Cross wants you to consider a Power Red Cell donation if you are O-, A-, B- or O+.  Download the Blood Donor App and use RapidPass to save time the day of the drive!  The Blood Donor App serves as your digital donor card, you can schedule your next appointment, track lifetime donations, view your blood pressure, and follow your donation as it makes its way to a hospital to help someone in need!