Thursday, Nov. 7 the New York Blood Center is holding a blood drive in memory
of 15-year-old Austin DeGiorgio, who died after a long battle with leukemia in
August. The blood drive in honor of the former Clarkstown South High School
student takes place in the cafeteria at Felix Festa Middle School at 30 Parrott Road in West
Nyack from 3:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Officer Terry McCrudden of New City served with the department for 17 years. The 48-year-old died on October 2, 2012 after a battle with cancer. His older brother, Officer Chris McCrudden, 50, had been a member of the Clarkstown force for 24 years. The Pearl River resident passed away on March 4, 2013 after suffering complications from a recent illness.
The drive will be held from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Clarkstown Police Headquarters at 20 Maple Avenue in New City. The police department asks donors to “support our Blood Brothers.”
Appointments for either blood drive can be made by calling 800-933-2566 or on-line at www.nybloodcenter.org and walk-ins are welcome.