Oswego County Health Department Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
March 17, 2023
The Oswego County Health Department is holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 6. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nick Stereo Public Health Center, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.
In New York State, eligible donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and feel well.
According to the American Red Cross, good health means that a person feels well and can perform normal activities. If the person has a chronic condition such as diabetes, “healthy” can also mean that the person is treated and their chronic condition is under control. (https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html).
Regular blood donors can donate whole blood every 56 days – up to six times a year. Frequent blood donors can track their donation history and schedule their blood drive appointment using the American Red Cross Blood Donor mobile app.
First-time blood donors should consult with their healthcare provider about any potential problems and whether donating blood is right for them.
All donors must register with the American Red Cross prior to blood drive day. To register, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give or call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3497 for assistance.
The blood drive is just one of many events organized by the Department of Health to mark National Public Health Week, April 3-9. All activities are free and open to the public. For details, visit www.health.oswegocounty.com/calendar.php.