American Red Cross offering gift cards to blood donors

The American Red Cross is offering an incentive for people to donate blood or platelets at any of the many locations in the area.

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 12:59 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The American Red Cross is offering an incentive for people to donate blood or platelets at any of the many locations in the area.

Through Dec. 18, anyone who donates will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Those who donate from Nov. 27-30 will also receive a long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.

Right now, there is a critical need for type O blood donors. 

The Red Cross says the entire donation process take roughly an hour, but donors can save time by using RapidPass, a questionnaire that can be completed online and save registration time.

The Utica Blood Donation Center at 4685 Commercial Drive in New Hartford is open weekly, Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other donation locations and hours include:

Herkimer County

Dolgeville

Dec. 9: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dolgeville Fire Department, 20 South Helmer Ave.

Herkimer

Nov. 18: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 127 Prospect St.

Nov. 27: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Prospect Complex, 200 N. Prospect St.

Dec. 12: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bassett Health Care, 321 E. Albany St.

Dec. 12: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Herkimer College Alumni Hall, 100 Reservoir Road

Dec. 17: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., East Herkimer Fire Department, 193 Main Road

Ilion

Nov. 23: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Municipal Building, 49 Morgan Street

Nov. 29: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing, Mohawk Valley, 99 Sixth Ave.

Little Falls

Nov. 29: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mohawk Valley Funerals, 7507 State Route 5

Dec. 2: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Little Falls Elks Lodge, 60 Ann St.

Mohawk

Dec. 10: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 25 Mohawk, 43 West Main St.

Oneida County

Barneveld

Nov. 22: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Town of Trenton Municipal Center, 8520 Old Poland Road

Boonville

Dec. 20: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Harland J Hennessey Veterans of Foreign Wars, 108 Park Ave.

Clinton

Dec. 7: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Schilling Burns Young Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 959, 48 Franklin Ave.

Lee Center

Dec. 20: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Lee Center Community, 5808 Stokes Lee Center Road

New Hartford

Dec. 13: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., New Hartford Fire Department, 4 Oxford Road

Rome

Nov. 19: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 North James St.

Nov. 21: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Floyd Ave.

Nov. 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., St John's Lutheran Church, 502 West Chestnut St.

Dec. 17: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., YMCA Rome, 301 West Bloomfield St.

Utica

Nov. 19: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Student Center, 100 Seymour Road

Dec. 3: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Faxton Saint Luke's Health Care, 1656 Champlin Ave.

Dec. 3: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Utica College Student Activities, 1600 Burrstone Road

Dec. 4: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Dr.

Vernon

Dec. 13: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sconondoa Sherrill Masonic Lodge, 5211 W. Seneca St.

Verona

Nov. 22: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC, 5218 Patrick Road

Dec. 18: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC., 5218 Patrick Road

Westmoreland

Nov. 30: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Westmoreland Fire Department, 100 Station Road

Whitesboro

Dec. 6: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St.

Otsego County

Gilbertsville

Dec. 2: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Marion Ave/State Highway 51

Morris

Dec. 2: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Morris United Methodist Church, 13 Church St.

Oneonta

Dec. 4: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., AO Fox Memorial Hospital Levine Center, One Norton Ave.

Dec. 5: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., State University of New York Oneonta, Blodgett Road

Dec. 6: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Hillside Commons, 150 Blodgett Dr.

Dec. 16: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St.

Dec. 17: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Oneonta Elks Club CTC, 84 Chestnut St.

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