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Red Cross wants healthy Western New Yorkers to give blood amid coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 4:45 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 04:45:19-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The American Red Cross is looking for health people in Western New York to donate blood amid the coronavirus outbreak.

This is in addition to the blood shortage due to cold and flu season.

“We’re asking the American people to help keep the blood supply stable during this challenging time. As communities across the country prepare for this public health emergency, it’s critical that plans include a readily available blood supply for hospital patients,” said Chris Hrouda, president, Red Cross Blood Services. “As fears of coronavirus rise, low donor participation could harm blood availability at hospitals, and the last thing a patient should worry about is whether lifesaving blood will be on the shelf when they need it most.”

You can find blood drives for the month of March at the following locations across Western New York

Allegany County

Almond
March 23rd: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Almond Community Church, 11 Main Street

Belfast
March 26th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Belfast Town Hall, 9-13 Merton Avenue

Canaseraga
March 31st: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion, 83 West Main Street

Cuba
March 12th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 17 South Street

Wellsville
March 12th: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street
March 17th: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Highland Park, 160 Seneca Street

Cattaraugus County

Conewango Valley
March 23rd: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Conewango Fire Hall, 12447 Northeast Road

Olean
March 14th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Olean Center Mall, 400 N. Union Street

Randolph
March 27th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main Street

Salamanca
March 20th: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lionel R John Health Center, 987 R C Hoag Drive
March 27th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Our Lady Peace-Holy Cross Church, 274 Broad Street

West Valley
March 11th: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., West Valley Central School, 5359 School Street

Chautauqua County

Ashville
March 27th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Ashville Fire Department, 5338 Stow Road

Brocton
March 26th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tri-Church Brocton, 35 Main Street

Celoron
March 18th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Avenue

Dunkirk
March 16th: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Roman Catholic Parish, 324 Townsend Street
March 28th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 3929 Vineyard

Forestville
March 31st: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Forestville American Legion, 6 Cedar Street

Jamestown
March 12th: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 E 4th Street
March 19th: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 E 4th Street
March 26th: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Jamestown Chapter, 325 E 4th Street

Erie County

Amherst
March 11th: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive
March 18th: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive
March 21st: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive
March 25th: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive

Buffalo
March 10th: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., University at Buffalo North Student Union, Student Union
March 13th: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Erie County Sheriffs Office, 134 W. Eagle
March 25th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., WNY Chapter, 786 Delaware Avenue
March 31st: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main Street

Derby
March 25th: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Newcomb Long Post 928, 7353 Erie Road

East Aurora
March 20th: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Absolut Care - Aurora Park, 292 Main Street

Grand Island
March 24th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road

Hamburg
March 14th: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 6065 South Park Avenue
March 23rd: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo Street

Holland
March 13th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 46 N. Main Street

Lancaster
March 25th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Avox Systems, 225 Erie Street

North Collins
March 19th: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Gowanda State Road

Orchard Park
March 30th: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., St Johns Evangelical Lutheran, 4536 S. Buffalo Street

Springville
March 18th: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive
March 27th: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main Street

Tonawanda
March 19th: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tonawanda Fire Department, 44 William Street

Williamsville
March 13th: 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Christian Central Academy, 39 Academy St
March 17th: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Temple Beth Tzedek, 1641 N Forest

Genesee County

Alexander
March 16th: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, Route 98

Batavia
March 16th: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road
March 19th: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road
March 20th: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Social Services Building, 5130 E Main Street
March 27th: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Veterans Administration Center, 222 Richmond Avenue
March 30th: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Homecare & Hospice - Batavia, 29 Liberty Street

Elba
March 20th: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Elba High School, 57 S Main St

Oakfield
March 25th: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oakfield Alabama High School, 7001 Lewiston Road, Route 63

Stafford
March 21st: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Stafford Fire Department, 6153 Main Rd., Route 5

Niagara County

Lewiston
March 18th: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga Street

Lockport
March 10th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario Street
March 19th: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lockport High School West, 319 West Avenue
March 24th: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Dale Association Incorporated, 33 Ontario Street
March 30th: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lockport Family YMCA, 5833 Snyder Drive

Newfane
March 16th: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Newfane Town Hall Community Center, 2737 Main Street

Niagara Falls
March 23rd: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Avenue
March 31st: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street

Youngstown
March 17th: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 3rd Street

Orleans County

Albion
March 10th: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Albion Elks Lodge 1006, 428 W State Street
March 20th: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Community Spring Fling - SCU - Bloodmobile, 243 South Main Street

Lyndonville
March 13th: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Lyndonville Presbyterian Church, 107 Main Street

Medina
March 28th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Medina United Methodist Church, 11004 West Center Street Ext.

Wyoming County
Arcade
March 24th: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main Street

North Java
March 19th: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Rt. 98N