As more people schedule their vaccination appointments and life begins to feel more normal again for many Americans, the need for blood remains constant. Help make it a summer full of life by donating blood or platelets this month.  

The American Red Cross is teaming up with CenterState CEO for several upcoming blood drives in Onondaga and Oswego counties.  

“We are grateful to CenterState CEO for their partnership. By sponsoring these blood drives, they are helping us provide life-saving blood to patients in need. The Red Cross must collect enough blood every day to meet the needs of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease,” said Lisa Smith, Executive Director of the Red Cross Central and Northern New York Chapter. 

“Giving back and being an active and supportive member of our community is one of the critical lessons we have all been reminded of over the past year. Both through our individual actions and by coming together, we can make an incredible impact in the lives of others in our community. Therefore we are proud to join with the Red Cross of Central and Northern New York for this important blood drive. I strongly encourage our staff, members and the community to participate as they are able,” said Andrew Fish, CenterState CEO Senior Vice President, Business Development. 

Upcoming CenterState CEO Blood Drives: 

June 21, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  – Driver’s Village, 5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero 

 Sponsor Code: DV   

June 22, 1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.  – Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse  

Sponsor Code: DESTINY 

June 23, 10:00 a.m.- 3 p.m. – American Red Cross of Central and Northern New York, 344 W. Genesee Street #100, Syracuse 

Sponsor Code ARCCNY 

June 23, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Oswego Alliance Church, 371 Thompson Rd, Oswego  

Sponsor Code: oswegoalliance 

June 23, 1:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. – Volney Fire Department, 3002 State RT 3, Fulton 

Sponsor Code: volneyfd 

June 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Towne Center at Fayetteville, Community Room, 540 Towne Drive, Fayetteville  

Sponsor Code: TCFVILLE 

All who come to donate June 14-30 will receive a $5 Gift Card by email, Restrictions apply and are available at

About blood donation  

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.  

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.