Local blood drives scheduled


The blood shortage is continuing. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo identification is usually required. Blood can be given every 56 days. Sixteen-year-olds may donate with a signed parental consent form.

Those with Type O blood and a negative RH factor are especially needed, as this blood type can be given to anyone.

Feb. 15: 1-6 p.m., Red Hook Rhinebeck Elks, 7711 Albany Post Road, Red Hook.

Feb. 19: 12:30-5:30 p.m., Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck.