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Help support area cancer patient and others by giving blood

New York-Penn

October 29, 2014
 

BINGHAMTON, N.Y.— The golf course is where Rob Robinson feels at home. He always has fun competing with his buddies to get the best score. But, now Rob is facing a fiercer battle—cancer. A special blood drive will be held Wednesday, November 5, in honor of Rob, who was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. The blood drive will take place at his favorite greens, Belden Hill Golf Course in Harpursville.

“The support of my family and friends and the need to see my grandchildren grow up are inspiring me to fight this to the best of my ability,” said Rob Robinson. “I am determined to prove the doctors wrong in their diagnosis and the amount of time I have been told I will live.”

It’s the fond memories that Rob has from the golf course that are helping him in his fight against cancer and he continues to make time to play a few rounds, even between his cancer treatments. 

Rob’s golf buddies helped organize this special blood drive in honor of their longtime friend. They are asking residents in the Triple Cities area to help support Rob by donating blood. The friends are also encouraging eligible donors in Susquehanna County, Pa., where Rob owns Rob’s Market, to roll up a sleeve and donate.

 

Donate Blood in Honor of Rob Robinson

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2–7 p.m.

Belden Hill Golf Course

1820 NYS Rte. 7, Harpursville, N.Y.

To make an appointment to donate, download the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or

call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

Presenting donors in the month of November will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card* to use toward a holiday feast.

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

Media contact: Cara Leyna Noble, (585) 760-5668, @RedCrossBloodNY redcrossblood.org

*Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash.

 

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