The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held at the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in the Multipurpose Room at 2215 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.

Due to critically low blood supply, product distribution to hospitals is being limited across the country. Over eighty percent of patients can receive type O positive blood, making it the most common and sought after blood type. Any donation will help combat the national blood shortage.

Please consider making a Power Red Cell donation if you have one of the following blood types: O Negative, O Positive, A Negative or B Negative. Power Red donations allow the donor to give more red cells in one sitting.

Appointments are encouraged and appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome but appointment times are limited. Please follow COVID-19 precautions and be sure to wear a mask.

Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to to schedule your appointment. Download the Blood Donor App and use Rapid Pass to save time on the day of the drive.

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