County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that Westchester County will once again host a blood drive with the New York Blood Center as part of the county’s “9/11 Day: Serve + Remember” activities. The drive – open to all county employees and members of the public – will take place on Monday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester County Center at 198 Central Park Ave., White Plains.
“A single unit of blood can save up to three lives,” Astorino said. “Please join us as we honor the victims of 9/11 and strive to strengthen our communities through service.”
To schedule an appointment or to register as a walk-in, please visit the New York Blood Center at NYBloodCenter.org.
Anyone between the ages of 16 and 76 and weighing at least 110 pounds is a potential donor. Individuals over the age of 76 must produce a doctor’s note from within a month of the drive to be approved. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to give blood, please call 1-800-688-0900.
For county employees wishing to donate, a shuttle van will provide transportation from the Michaelian Office Building motor pool area at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with return trips provided as well.
Dozens of other “9/11 Day: Serve + Remember” projects will be taking place from Sept. 8 through Sept. 11 in partnership with Volunteer New York! Register at Volunteernewyork.org/service or call 948-4452 for more information.