Blood drive upcoming at Harrison rec center

The Harrison Community Center hosts an blood drive Thursday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 7 p.m. Entrance is at the side door on Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. Registration is recommended and may be completed at with sponsor code 70864. You may also text (917) 699-9073 for an appointment. Please bring a photo ID and drink plenty fluids before donating. All donors will receive a pair of socks as a thank you.

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