American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive at Scranton Cultural Center

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The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on May 27 and 28 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in its Grand Ballroom.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Scranton.

“The Scranton Cultural Center is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.  According to a Red Cross representative, numbers in the Lackawanna County area are down by approximately 400 pints due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.