If you filled a room with 100 people, statistically, only eight of those people would have ever donated blood.
— Ed Drantch (@EdDrantch) June 17, 2016
Those with the American Red Cross are hoping that soon changes.
Donating blood takes about six minutes; the whole process, paperwork included, takes less than an hour.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop by and help out your neighbors. It'll only take a few minutes of your time, but will mean so much for WNY @WKBW
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) June 17, 2016
The catch? Only 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate. Click here to see if you qualify.
In a week full of bad news, 7 Eyewitness News is proudly partnering with the Western New York chapter of the Red Cross in an effort to do some good.
Friday, 7 Eyewitness News and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive at the Main Place Mall in Buffalo from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.