Red Cross announces more December donation opportunities

Published Dec 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give life by giving blood this December.

To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21 through Jan. 7 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 16-31:

Utica Blood Donation Center

4685 Commercial Drive, New Hartford

Monday and Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday: 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Oneida County

Rome: Dec. 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., St John’s Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St.; Dec. 26, 12:30- 5:30 p.m., YMCA Rome 2, YMCA Rome, 301 W. Bloomfield St.

Holland Patent: Dec. 18, 1- 6 p.m., Leon R. Roberts American Legion, 9550 Depot St.

Lee Center: Dec. 26, 12:30- 5:30 p.m., Lee Center Community, 5808 Stokes Lee Center Road.

New Hartford: Dec. 29, 12:30- 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of New Hartford, 7 Oxford Road.

Utica: Dec. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Kids Oneida, 310 Main St.; Dec. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Focus, 1445 Kemble St.; Dec. 28, noon - 5 p.m., West Side Senior Center, 717 Court St.

Verona: Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC., 5218 Patrick Road.

Westernville: Dec. 19, 1- 6 p.m., Westernville Public Library, 9172 Main St.

Westmoreland: Dec. 22, 2- 7 p.m., Westmoreland Fire Department, 100 Station Road.