Blood drive to help meet summer needs

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice will host a community blood drive and open house at the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home, 108 Steele Ave., on Aug. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. Those eligible to give blood can donate a pint every 56 days and will receive an eGift Card to Amazon for their contribution. Donors are encouraged to eat well and drink plenty of fluids the week before giving blood. The hospice needs the help of the community to reach its goal of 29 appointments.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code MountainValleyHospice. The hospice will also offer tours to anyone interested in seeing the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home, which was built in 2005 with private funds raised by a group of concerned citizens. “The NDHH was built with the intent of helping the community in every way possible,” said Amy Karas, board chairwoman. “We are glad to be offering an event that the community can get involved in, while also helping another nonprofit with its important mission.”

For more information, call MVH at (518) 725-4545 or email [email protected] blood drive

By Kerry Minor

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