On Friday, December 28, the American Red Cross hosted a Blood Drive in the Community Room at Palisades Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With only 12 appointments scheduled ahead of the drive, Red Cross put out a call-to-action on Friday.
Twenty-four donors showed up, with 17 pints successfully collected.
“As our high schools, colleges and regular donors are vacationing, we see a decrease in donation sites and collected units,” an American Red Cross representative told the Post. “Community blood drives like our Palisades Branch Library drive help ensure we’re still collecting blood every day for our patients and hospitals in need.”
Those who donated received a free long-sleeve Red Cross shirt.