RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Rotary Club is looking for volunteers to donate blood during the Rye YMCA blood drive scheduled for Aug. 6.
The event, set to take place at the YMCA on Locust Street near Purchase Street, is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., according to organizers.
Jason L. Mehler, president of the Rotary Club, said there is a desperate need for donations.
"Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply," Mehler said in an email. "And you’ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life."
Mehler said each donor could help up to three people in need and that healthy donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days, he said.
"You don't need a special reason to give blood," Mehler said. "You just need your own reason."
Learn more about the Aug. 6 blood drive at the Rye YMCA . The organization can be reached at 914-967-6363.