2017-10-11 / News

Donate Blood to Support Cancer Patients

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Downsville Oct. 23: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Downsville Central School, Maple Avenue;

Franklin Oct. 25: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Franklin Methodist Church, 101 Main Street;

Hancock Oct. 30: 2 - 6 p.m., Father Rausch Memorial Hall, 316 West Main Street;

Roxbury Oct. 23: 1 - 6 p.m., Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main Street, 53837 State Highway 30;

Sidney Oct. 31: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sidney Elks Lodge, 104 River Street.

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