Blood Drive Set To Benefit Cooper Levine

OSWEGO, NY – The Live and Love Life Oswego community blood drive is on tap for December 30 to support Cooper Levine’s fight against acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The drive will be held at the American Legion, 69 W. Bridge St., between noon and 6 p.m.

A college freshman, Cooper has put his life on hold while he battles this childhood cancer.

He and countless others need the help of your blood donation for this epic fight.

Oswego has long been known as a giving community.

This drive will continue to show that community support for Cooper and his family, Trish and Al Levine, who have been active driving forces in Oswego for many good things.

This holiday season, give something that means something: your donation to a blood drive.

For every pint donated, you can help save up to three lives.

Individuals who are 17 and older, who meet height and weight requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on height), and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate.

First-timers are welcome and encouraged.

As an added incentive during the winter holidays, all presenting donors December 24 to January 3 will receive a commemorative long-sleeved American Red Cross T-shirt (while supplies last).

Appointments for donation are encouraged and recommended.

To schedule your appointment for the Live and Love Life Blood Drive, there are three ways to sign up: Call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS; call local chair Kate Brown at 342-6056; or use the convenient online registration at

During the holiday season, plans and travel often keep donors from donating – but those fighting for their lives don’t get a holiday from needing blood and platelets.

Organizers are hoping to reach 100 donors.

Can they count on you? At this giving time of the year, it can be the ultimate gift.