Holiday Heroes Blood Drive 2017

It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross is teaming up with WRGB CBS6 and urging eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.

Join us on Monday, December 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Proctor’s Theatre, Saratoga Knights of Columbus, or the Guilderland Fire Department to make your blood donation. Donors of all blood types are needed this holiday season to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients. To encourage donations, all those who come to will receive a Red Cross fleece hat, while supplies last.

Give with meaning this holiday season with CBS6 and the Red Cross by donating blood. Make your appointment now by downloading the Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS and use sponsor code CBS6. Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to save time when donating.