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October 31, 2016

County Hosts Blood Drive in Honor of Former Legislator Malone

OSWEGO - Oswego County will partner with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive in honor of former Legislator Douglas Malone. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, November 7 at the Oswego County Legislature Office Building, 4th floor, 46 E. Bridge Street, Oswego.

"This is a great opportunity for us all to come together and show support for one of our community leaders," said Oswego County Legislator Marie C. Schadt, District 19. "We're working with the American Red Cross to host this blood drive which offers people a chance to participate in something that makes such a tremendous impact on people's lives and benefits the community as a whole. Donating just one pint of blood can help save as many as three lives, but it touches many, many more."

Malone, who is currently battling lung cancer, said that it is important to keep supplies fully stocked so that patients can get what they need. He noted that on a recent hospital visit, the facility didn't have platelets on site and he had to wait 11 hours for a supply to be flown in before he could receive treatment.

The American Red Cross offers these tips for people before they donate:

All presenting donors at this event will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card to use toward their holiday feast. Daily winners will be announced throughout the remainder of the month. To make your appointment on November 7, call 315-349-8247. For more information about the American Red Cross, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org

CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT - Oswego County will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in honor of former Legislator Douglas Malone (pictured). The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Oswego County Legislature Building, 4th floor, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego. Call 315-349-8247 to make your appointment.


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