The local blood supply has dropped to a 3-day level with some blood types at less than a 2-day supply. A five- to seven-day supply is optimal.
The Red Cross encourages all healthy people age 16 and older to donate at the Saratoga Springs Public Library located at 49 Henry Street, on Tuesday, June 21, from 12 to 6 pm.
Donors may make an appointment by contacting the Red Cross at 1-800-Redcross (1-800-733-2767) or http://www.RedCrossBlood.org.
Donors need to be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. 16-year-old donors are required to have a parental permission slip, available on the Red Cross web page and at the blood drive.