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Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive

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Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am

Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.

“Our health care workers are in constant and ongoing need of blood and platelet donations,” Morinello said. “The pandemic is not over and the importance of blood donors cannot be understated. I encourage everyone who is able and willing to donate to join me for this event to meet the needs of patient care. Thank you.”

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment. T-shirts will be provided to those who donate. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Presenting donors must wear a mask or face covering; will have their temperature taken; must be 14 days symptom-free if recovered from COVID-19; may not donate if they’ve had a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; and may not donate if they are currently under self-quarantine restrictions

Register at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.

Morinello represents the 145th Assembly District, which consists of parts of Erie and Niagara counties. For more information, visit his official website.

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