Bronx residents roll up their sleeves to help save lives

Almost 50 Bronx residents rolled up their sleeves Sunday and gave the gift that keeps on giving -- blood.

The Knights of Columbus held the blood drive at Saint Benedict?s Church in Throgs Neck to help fight the shortage of blood in the Bronx. Organizers say blood donations have fallen by almost 25 percent, partly because of recent humidity and high temperatures.

According to the Red Cross, one pint of blood can save up to three lives and around 38,000 pints are needed everyday in the U.S. Residents looking to donate can call 718-828-3404 for information on blood drives throughout the Bronx.

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