American Red Cross holds blood donation clinics for World Blood Donor Day


It’s time to roll up your sleeves and save lives – the American Red Cross is collecting blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

You can participate in blood donations from Tuesday to June 30 for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland.

The Red Cross reports that blood donations dwindle in late spring and early summer — particularly during holiday weeks, such as Memorial Day and Independence Day — but the need for blood transfusions blood and platelets never stops.

As a thank you, donors who give blood in the month of June will automatically be entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland for two. In honor of Baz Luhrmann’s new film, Elvis,
that price includes round-trip airfare to Memphis, plus a three-night stay at The Guest House and a VIP tour of Elvis Entourage, courtesy of Graceland, a custom-wrapped Gibson Epiphone guitar and more.

Those who donate from June 1-30 will also receive a $5 e-gift card at a merchant of their choice.

World Blood Donor Day, June 14, recognizes the importance of a safe and stable blood supply and the donors who make it possible. Nearly 2.5 million people volunteer to donate life-saving blood and platelets each year with the Red Cross.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

allegania

  • Alfred
    • 6/5: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Alfred State College, Student Leadership Center, Small Event Space, Third Floor, 10 Upper College Drive
  • Canaseraga
    • 6/30: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 83 West Main St.
  • Cuba
    • 06/15: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Library of Cuba, 39 E Main St.
  • fillmore
    • 6/21: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department, 24 South Genesee Street
  • Wellsville
    • 6/23: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wellsville Fire Department, 40 S Main Street
  • Whitesville
    • 6/5: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Whitesville Fire Station, 496 Main Street

Cattaraugus

  • allegania
  • Conewango Valley
    • 6/27: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Conewango Fire Hall, 12447 Northeast Road
  • Ellicottville
    • 6/17: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East
  • Gowanda
    • 6/29: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Drive
  • Little Valley
    • 6/24: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., LVCS Alumni In Memory, 207 Rock City Street

Chautauqua

  • Cassadaga
    • 06/30: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station, 22 Mill Street
  • Dunkirk
    • 6/20: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Roman Catholic Parish, 324 Townsend Street
  • Fredonia
  • Lakewood
    • 6/16, 6/23, 6/30: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Chautauqua Mall, 318 E Fairmount Ave.
  • Mayville
    • 06/16: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lakeside Park Community Center, 50 West Lake Rd
  • Portland
    • 6/28: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Portland Fire Department, 6481 W Main Rd

Erie

  • Amherst
    • 6/15, 6/22, 6/29: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive
    • 6 a.m., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive
    • 6/23: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Transit Main Fire Department, 6777 Main St.
  • Angola
    • 6/29: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 N Main St
  • Blasdell
    • 6/28: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Neighborhood Health Center, 4233 Lake Ave.
  • Buffalo
    • 06/15: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mercy Hospital, 565 Abbott Road
    • 6/15: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., WNY Chapter, 786 Delaware Ave
    • 6/6: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Johnnie B Wiley Pavilion, 1100 Jefferson Ave
    • 6/23: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Veterans Affairs Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue
    • 6/24: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont Street
    • 6/30: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave.
  • cheektowaga
    • 6/14-6/16, 6/20-23, 6/27-30: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Union Road Blood Donation Center, 3601 Union Road
    • 6/17-19, 6/24-26: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Union Road Blood Donation Center, 3601 Union Road
  • eastern aurora
    • 6/22: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Absolut Care – Aurora Park, Absolut Care – Aurora Park, 292 Main St.
  • Elma
    • 06/30: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1230 Bowen Road
  • Getzville
    • 6/28: 1 – 6 p.m., St Pius X Father Weber Center Roman Catholic Church, 1700 N French Rd
  • big island
    • 6/21: 1 – 6 p.m., Grand Island Knights of Columbus, Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Rd
  • Hamburg
    • 6/14: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW Post 1419 – Hamburg, 2985 Lakeview Rd
    • 6/16: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Revive Wesleyan, 4999 McKinley Pkwy.
  • orchard park
    • 06/14/2022: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Orchard Park American Legion Post 567, 5784 Ellis Rd
    • 6/17: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, 5930 S Abbott Rd
  • Springville
    • 6/15: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive
  • Western Seneca
    • 6/21: 2pm – 6pm, Union Fire Company, 1845 Union Road
    • 6/29: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Rd.
  • Williamsville
    • 6/25: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1424 Maple Rd

Genesis

  • Batavia
    • 6/28: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion Batavia, 8960 Alexander Rd, Rte 98
    • 6/29: 1 – 6 p.m., St. James’s Episcopal Church, 405 E Main St
  • Elbe
    • 6/23: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Elba Fire Station, 7143 Oak Orchard Rd
  • The King
    • 6/23: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., American Legion, 53 West Main Street

niagara

  • Lewiston
    • 6/15: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Fire Co No 1, 145 N 6th St
  • Lock
    • 6/14, 6/28: 1 – 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario St.
  • middleport
    • 6/27: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Middleport Fire Station, 28 Main Street
  • Niagara Falls
    • 6/5: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, Seneca Niagara Casino – Hotel Side, 310 4th St
    • 6/5: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fashion Outlets – Niagara Falls, 1900 Military Road
    • 6/25: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Elks Lodge #346, 7710 Buffalo Avenue
  • North Tonawanda
    • 6/22: 1-6 p.m., Stephen Sikora Post American Legion, 950 Payne Ave.
  • Sanborn
    • 6/29: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., United Way of Greater Niagara, 6420 Inducon Drive West, Suite B2

Orleans

  • Medina
    • 6/21: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Club, 189 N Gravel Rd

Wyoming

  • Arcade
    • 6/4: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St.
  • Penthouse
    • 15/06: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Vincent’s, 22 Walnut St, Auditorium
  • Pear
    • 6/29: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington Street
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