Save The Date: Annual Red Cross Blood Drive November 12

With the holiday season around the corner, the American Red Cross sees a huge decline from in blood donations from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

That often causes a drop in blood availability. So get  busy during the weeks leading up to the holidays, to help offset this seasonal decline.

Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood. Schroon's  drive takes place on November 12 from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Schroon Lake Central School.

To make an appointment to donate blood, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

There's also a drive in Elizabethtown the following day (November 13) from noon to 5 p.m., at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, on Court Street.