Spring Blood Drive Scheduled April 20 at SUNY Canton, Virtual Appointments Available


The American Red Cross will be holding a spring blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center room 212. Virtual appointments are available for those unable to attend the in-person collection event.

Virtual participation is designed to include the college’s substantial online population and increase donors. The Red Cross funds scholarships based on donor participation. To schedule a virtual appointment, use SUNY Canton’s unique link through April 30 and donate at any blood drive nation-wide.

Donors are strongly encouraged to sign up in advance using the Red Cross Blood Donor mobile application, or by visiting the Red Cross website. Traditional blood and Power Red appointments are available. Masks are required at all collection locations.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets, neither of which can be manufactured, according to the Red Cross. The blood type most often requested is O. One donation can help save more than one life.

SUNY Canton’s previous blood drive saw 27 donors, with five individuals giving blood for the very first time. In all, the donations collected potentially saved 81 lives.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.