In memory of Trooper Christopher Skinner and the ultimate sacrifice he paid, The New York State Police are inviting the community to join them by giving blood at the third annual Trooper Skinner memorial American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
“Through events like this blood drive, we celebrate Trooper Skinner’s service and commitment to New Yorkers and to the New York State Police,” said Major James Barnes of the New York State Police.
Trooper Skinner’s courageous service and bravery will never be forgotten. As a special way to honor his memory, the New York State Police encourage law enforcement, emergency personnel, and members of the community to give the gift of life at his memorial blood drive.
Donate Blood in Memory of Trooper Christopher Skinner
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
12 – 6 p.m.
Five Mile Point Fire Company
16 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood
All those who come to donate at this blood drive will receive a Red Cross long sleeve t-shirt, while supplies last.
To make an appointment to donate, download the Blood Donor App, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code SKINNERPUBLIC.
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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.