The Red Cross has a severe blood shortage after collecting over 21,000 fewer blood donations during September and October than required to fulfill hospital needs.
Fewer blood drives along with a lot of cancellations of scheduled drives as a result of hurricanes Michael and Florence were key contributing factors to the current blood shortage.
Due to this severe shortage, WETM has partnered with the American Red Cross to sponsor another annual Holiday Blood Drive.
Donors of all blood types are urged to give now to avoid delays in medical care for patients.
To make an appointment to give blood visit the Red Cross website or contact them at 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Each presenting donor at the blood drive will receive a pair of Elmira Enforcers hockey tickets and a $5 Amazon Gift Card via email.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
- Holiday Inn Express, Horseheads, N.Y.
- Blessed Sacrament Community Center, 610 High St., Elmira, N.Y.
- Corning Community YMCA, Corning, N.Y.