SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (January 2, 2019) – Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Monday, January 7. Members of the local community are urged to join dozens of Saratoga Casino Hotel team members to give blood on Monday, January 7 from noon to 6pm inside the hotel ballroom.
January can be a difficult time to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs because of many donors’ busy holiday schedules, blood drive cancellations due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses causing some donors to temporarily be unable to give. The Red Cross asks eligible donors to give now to ensure that patients don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter.
“At the beginning of a new year, many make resolutions,” remarked Patty Corvaia, Communications Manager for the New York – Penn Blood Services Region. “This year, we hope people resolve to give more life by donating blood. Without community partners and donors, we could not fulfill our lifesaving mission.”
To date, Saratoga Casino Hotel has collected over 1,200 blood donations at their biannual blood drives. The collections have gone on to directly help over 3,600 patients in need.
“Our team members and community always respond with tremendous generosity to our blood drives,” said Alex Tucker, General Manager at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We consider ourselves lucky to be in the position to act as a donation site for the Red Cross as we try and help them out during their shortage.”
All presenting donors at this year’s Blood Drive will receive a $10 voucher to Perks Café, located in the hotel lobby. They will also receive a $5 Dunkin’ Gift Card via email as a thank you for helping save lives. * A valid email address must be on file at the time of donation.
Donors are encouraged to make an appointment prior to the January 7 Blood Drive. To schedule a time, call 518-581-5774 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.