Blood Donation Drives at Garnet Health
There is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives. Blood lasts only 42 days. Regular blood donations are critically important. Close to 2,000 men, women and children in our community, including cancer, transplant and surgery patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many others need blood transfusions each day.
The entire process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are encouraged to attend, as their blood can be transfused into anyone in a trauma situation.
When there are Blood Drives at Garnet Health, we will post them to our Community Calendar and social media.
To search and register for an upcoming drive in your area, visit New York Blood Center
Can I Donate Blood?
Blood donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. People age 76 and older can donate blood if they meet all criteria and present a physician’s letter just once after reaching age 76. There are some medical conditions that may prevent a potential donor from qualifying to give blood. For more information regarding medical eligibility for blood donation call 1.800.688.0900.