Back to School Blood Drive

By Nicky Hickling
By Caroline Goggin

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 10:04 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) WBNG is co-sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive that begins Friday.

The Red Cross will be collecting blood from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 22, Saturday, August 23 and Monday, August 25. The blood drive will not be held on Sunday.

All presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt and a coupon for $2.50 off on a 48 oz of Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream.

Additional sponsors include Clear Channel Radio and The Oakdale Mall.

The blood drive is being help in partnership with the Southern Tier Food Banks collecting non-perishable food for their Backpack program. More information on that program can be found here.

If you are hesitant about donating, this young girl's story may change that.

At just eight months old, Chloe Mulcahy was diagnosed with a rare blood disease.

The disease threatened her life and required over 60 blood transfusions.

Four years later, she is a healthy and functioning young girl, with dreams of becoming a doctor in the future.

For her full story, see the video above.

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