Printable Version
Change Location

New York-Penn

Serving New York State and Northwestern Pennsylvania

 

Find a Blood Drive

Enter your zip code to find blood drives near you:

 

Blood Donation Centers

Javascript is required to view this map.
 

Donor Stories

Gary Landers of Cicero started donating whole blood as soon as he was old enough.  He worked for a company that encouraged employees to give blood, and in fact, what first sparked his interest was that his employers paid him for the hour he donated.  “You start donating sometimes for selfish reasons, when I was a young adult I donated for the incentives, but once you realize how valuable donating is you want to do it because it’s the right thing to do,” said Gary.

Gary didn’t realize just how valuable his donations were until tragedy struck his family, in 2003, Gary’s niece Ashley was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Ashley, who lives in New Hampshire, had two brain surgeries to remove the tumors.  She also went through a series of chemotherapy treatments.  One day she needed a transfusion of 11 platelet doses.  “If she didn’t get those platelets she wouldn’t be here today,” Gary remarks.   

Once Gary learned how important platelets were for cancer patients like his niece, he became an Apheresis donor.  Gary gives platelets at least six times a year to help replenish the supply.  “Somebody else kept my niece alive so I just want to give back.  I know what it meant to her, the platelets gave her a shot of life.”

Today, Ashley is cancer free and she goes in for check-ups every three months.  Luckily, she has people like her uncle to thank for helping save her life.

—Gary Landers - Cicero, NY
 

Champions for Life

 

New York State Citizen Prepardness Training

 

 

What's Happening

Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference!
 

News

January 22, 2015
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—Saratoga Casino and Raceway is once again kicking off the new year by giving back to the community with its 8th Annual Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Employees, staff and members of the local community are urged to give blood on Monday, January 26, 2015 from...
January 19, 2015
ALBION, N.Y.—It’s never too late to start a New Year’s resolution. The Albion community is urging residents to roll up their sleeves in the new year and give blood at a special American Red Cross blood drive to help maintain a stable blood supply.
 

Latest Tweets

 

Ambassadors for Life

Make a difference without donating! Help the Red Cross maintain a safe blood supply with this exciting new volunteer leadership program.

 

Strive For Five Community Leaders