Blood Drive at Saratoga Casino Hotel on July 25:
Strong Need for Minority Donors
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (July 18, 2022) — Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host their 25th Blood Drive on Monday, July 25. Members of the local community are urged to join dozens of Saratoga Casino Hotel team members to give blood from noon to 6pm inside the hotel ballroom.
The need for blood remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and is currently focused on increasing donations from African-American and minority donors to treat patients with sickle cell disease.
“Every blood donation is important and the Red Cross is committed to the national initiative to increase the diversity of our donor base,” said Abigail Adams, Communications Director for the American Red Cross.
Schedule an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code SARATOACASINO, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
“The work the American Red Cross does in our community and so many others is immeasurable,” said Alex Tucker, Chief Operating Officer at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’re proud to continue to partner with the Red Cross to help them serve those in need.”
Thanks to Discovery, all who come to give blood in July will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exclusive Shark Week merchandise package that includes: beach bike, smokeless portable fire pit, paddle board, kayak and a $500 gift card to put toward accessories.