We all have a lot of things on our plate right now. Things like getting the kids back to school, possibly looking for a job and let's not over look that it just seems to take longer to get to our "to do" list these days. I hope though, with all of that stuff causing you to think August will be flying by, you can still find time to donate blood.

In a press release from today (August 3, 2020) the New York Blood Center is reminding us that blood donations are still dangerously low and donors are needed. Fortunately, this information was attached to the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance announcing that they are holding a blood drive later this month. The drive is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the ambulance bays located at 100 Ramapo Street in Monroe.

They are making the announcement a few weeks ahead of time in hopes that people will make an appointment in advance. According to the release walk-ins will be welcome but appointment are encouraged. During this time with COVID-19 still being an issue being able to schedule people in advance helps with social distancing and people not having to wait.

They also want all donors to know that you have to wear a face mask, they will take your temperature,you must be 14 days symptom free if you are recovering from COVID-19. They will not be testing for COVID if you want to be tested contact your doctor.

For more information about blood donations and the Coronavirus log on to nybloodcenter.org/covid-19