OSWEGO — Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay announced that he will host a blood drive with city of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow to benefit the American Red Cross. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7 at the Roy C. McCrobie Building at 41 Lake St., Oswego.
“The Red Cross provides an amazing service with these community blood drives. My office is proud to partner with them and Mayor Barlow to help provide an opportunity for people to donate blood locally. The need for blood is particularly critical due to the restrictions and continued closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. My office is happy to help where we can,” said Leader Barclay.
“I am proud to partner with Leader Barclay on this annual blood drive once again. Donating blood helps people who are going through cancer treatments, have experienced trauma and live with other chronic disorders. I encourage anyone who is able to donate to do so. It saves lives,” said Mayor Barlow.
Eligible donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be 16-75 years old (16-year-olds must have parental permission; those 76 and over need a doctor’s note) and cannot have received a tattoo within the past year. Donors are encouraged to eat and be well hydrated prior to giving blood.