Happy Valentine's Day and Happy National Donor Day

As we celebrate Valentine's Day, a time when love and compassion are at the forefront of our minds, it is essential to remember the profound impact of giving back to our community through blood and organ donation. The American Red Cross had declared early in the year that there is an emergency blood shortage, therefore marking the lowest number of blood donors in the past two decades. This shortage presents a pressing concern, impeding the smooth progress of life-saving medical procedures.

In addition to blood donation, registering as an organ donor is another crucial step towards supporting our community's health and well-being. You have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of compassion, generosity, and providing hope and healing to individuals and families.

For more information on how to donate blood or register as an organ donor, please visit the American Red Cross website or https://www.ny.gov/services/become-organ-donor

Together, we can make a difference.