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SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN BLOOD DRIVE

WCNY JOINS FORCES WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Together, WCNY and The American Red Cross Blood Services, New York-Penn Region will host a Halloween Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 11 am to 4 pm. The blood drive will take place in the front parking lot of the WCNY headquarters located at 506 Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool, NY.

"We are excited to work with The Red Cross on this community initiative," said Rosie Taravella, Vice President of Corporate Advancement for WCNY-TV/FM. "It's a great opportunity to get the public involved and donating blood will benefit those in the Syracuse community who need it."

This marks the first blood drive WCNY has participated in with the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has a need for all blood types. All members of the public are welcome and appointment sign-up is available by calling WCNY's main number at 453-2424.

Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (800-448-3543) or visit donatebloodnow.org to learn more about donating blood. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in New York and Pennsylvania), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Identification is required at the time of donation.

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