Blood drive held at Viaport Rotterdam

In response to the national blood shortage the American Red Cross is facing, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara organized a blood drive in Rotterdam.

It was set to go until 6 p.m. at Viaport Rotterdam.

Staff as well as people donating blood must have their temperature checked, practice social distancing and wear face masks.

The Red Cross will also screen all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which can be used to help those who are battling the virus.

You can set up your appointment online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.