The New York Giants, PYX 106, NewsChannel 13, and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host the “Training Camp” blood drive on Thursday, August 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel at 1228 Western Avenue in Albany, N.Y.
Every presenting donor will have a chance to get their photo taken with the Super Bowl XLVI Trophy and meet Giants alumni such as George Martin, OJ Anderson and Joe Morris. The first 500 presenting donors will also receive a limited edition Giants/American Red Cross Commemorative t-shirt. Free parking will be available for all donors at this event.
Severe thunder storms have canceled some blood drives and the heat has kept many at home earlier this month. This has caused the Red Cross to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types. This also has caused the Red Cross to have the lowest amount of donations in 15 years.