MVHS to host blood drive

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive at its St. Luke’s Campus on Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The blood drive will be held in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at 1656 Champlin Ave. Due to critically low blood supply, product distribution to hospitals is being limited across the country, officials said.

More than 80% of patients can receive type O positive blood, making it the most common and sought after blood type, officials said, adding that any donation will help combat the national blood shortage.

Appointments are encouraged and appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome but appointment times are limited. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Download the Blood Donor App and use Rapid Pass to save time on the day of the drive.

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