Critical Need for Blood Donations

By Sam Miller
As winter and the pandemic continues, the need for donated blood is more critical than ever. Recent snow and ice storms have cancelled many drives, leading to the loss of hundreds of scheduled donations. With the snowfall today, more cancellations are expected. A blood drive is coming up in our area this weekend. On Saturday the Red Cross will be at the Blooming Grove Fire Hall on Route 739 between 10am and 3pm. If you cannot make that donation, Bold Gold Media’s annual Luck of the Draw blood drive is coming up on March 9th. We have teamed up with the Red Cross and Honesdale Rotary to try and get over 80 donations in a single day, with prizes to each donor. You can schedule a donation at, by calling 1-800-red cross, or by using the blood donor app.