Q1057, the Capital Region's Classic Rock Station, is teaming up with American Red Cross for the ROCK AND ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE blood drive this Wednesday September 1st!

American Red Cross and Q1057 are asking healthy individuals to schedule an appointment, walk-ins are also welcome, to donate blood at Crossgates Mall in Albany on Wednesday September 1st from 12 noon - 7pm. Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

Karolyi from Q1057 will be onsite starting at noon to help kick off the event! Head to Apex Entertainment on the lower level of Crossgates Mall (inside the former Hallmark space).

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Eligible donors can help overcome the critical need for blood and ensure blood is readily available by making an appointment to give by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The Red Cross continues to have an ongoing, critical need for lifesaving blood this summer as blood product distributions to hospitals remain higher than anticipated. In recent months, the Red Cross has sent 12% more blood products to hospitals to help patients in need, including higher distributions to hospitals in areas where the pandemic continues to disrupt normal blood collection operations.

To donate blood, individuals need to bring:

  • Blood donor card
  • OR driver’s license
  • OR two other forms of identification that 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Crossgates Mall 1984

This is what the Crossgates Mall looked like when it opened in 1984.