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Oswego County Well being Division Hosts American Purple Cross Blood Drive


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March 17, 2023

The Oswego County Well being Division hosts a blood drive with the American Purple Cross on Thursday, April 6. The occasion runs from 10 a.m. to three p.m. on the Nick Stereo Public Well being Middle, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

In New York State, eligible donors should be age 17 or older, weigh at the very least 110 kilos and be in good well being and feeling effectively.

In line with the American Purple Cross, good well being implies that an individual feels effectively and may carry out regular actions. If the individual has a persistent situation similar to diabetes, “wholesome” can even imply that individual is being handled and their persistent situation is below management. (https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html).

Common blood donors can donate complete blood each 56 days – as much as six occasions a 12 months. Frequent blood donors can monitor their donation historical past and schedule their appointment for the blood drive utilizing the American Purple Cross Blood Donor cell app.

First-time blood donors ought to seek the advice of with their well being care supplier about any potential issues and to search out out if donating blood is correct for them.

All donors should register with the American Purple Cross earlier than the day of the blood drive. To register, go to www.redcrossblood.org/give or name the Oswego County Well being Division at 315-349-3497 for help.

The blood drive is only one of a collection of occasions the well being division will maintain to mark Nationwide Public Well being Week, April 3 by 9. All actions are free and open to the general public. For particulars, go to www.well being.oswegocounty.com/calendar.php.