Blood drives coming up through April

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The American Red Cross has scheduled several opportunities to donate blood.

Those who come to donate by April 30 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a full-size Iron Throne from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Terms and conditions apply and are available at RedCrossBlood.org/HBOGameofThrones. 

Additionally, all presenting donors April 11-30 will receive a commemorative “Bleed For The Throne” poster, while supplies last, and automatically be entered in the above-mentioned sweepstakes.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Oneida County:

Boonville: April 19, 1-6 p.m., Harland J Hennessey Veterans of Foreign Wars, 108 Park Ave.

Oriskany Falls: April 19, 1- 6 p.m., American Legion Post 569 Oriskany Falls, 115 Madison St.

Remsen: April 25: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Remsen Central School, 9733 Main St.

Rome: April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Berkshire Bank, 100 West Dominick St.; April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St John’s Lutheran Church, 502 West Chestnut St.

Utica: April 23, 0 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive; April 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oneida County Office Building, 800 Park Ave.

Verona: April 26, 1-6 p.m., Verona First Presbyterian Church, Main Street

Utica Blood Donation Center, 4685 Commercial Drive, New Hartford: Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Individuals who are 17 years of age  in most states  (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. 

High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

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