Posted by Ray Krusinski
The Rotary Club of Northampton / Cuyahoga Valley
is giving back to the community with Red Cross blood drive
The Rotary Club of Northampton / Cuyahoga Valley will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on November 3, 2020 (Election Day) from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM at the Woodridge Middle School on Quick Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with Rotary’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Ray Krusinski, Blood Drive Chair. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. The current Corona Virus pandemic has increased the need for blood donations.  
“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.
Information to make an appointment to donate will be available next month. Please consider donating. Or, better yet, get your Rotary Club to sponsor a Blood Drive.