There is a critical need for blood and platelets right now. Is there something you can do to help? Yes there is. Christ Lutheran Church on Fullerton Avenue in Newburgh will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 am - 2 pm.

This is a good time to consider becoming a donor. Donating blood is safe, it takes only an hour of your time, and it can save up to three lives. Power Red donations (formerly known as Double Reds) will be accepted at this drive. For more information on these donations, please click here. Appointments for the drive are not required, but can be made. Walk-ins are always welcome!

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact Jackie Stafford Kunda or leave a message at 845-569-7237. You can also book an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org. Just enter '12550' in the zip code for "Find a Drive" and look for Christ Lutheran Church.