Pleasantville Fire Department holds blood drive to counter supply shortage

  • Source: News 12 The Bronx
  • Published: 07/29/2022 12:00 AM

The Pleasantville Fire Department organized a blood drive Thursday to stock up on blood supplies as blood centers typically see a drop in donations over the summer months. Kathleen Koran has donated blood for a very long time. "Since I was 19, I did the math and I can't believe it's been 50 years," Koran said. Donating blood for her is personal because she hasn't only been on the donation side. She's had an up close and personal look at how life-changing blood donations are. Her mother suffered from a blood disorder. "Her blood didn't work right, so she had to have transfusions," Koran said The blood transfusions allowed her mother to live another 14 years and she likes to think, maybe with her donations, she's giving another daughter some extra time with her mother.


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