HEALTH: Overdoses spike in Capital Region, G’town blood drive

HUDSON—The Capital Region has seen a significant increase in overdoses in the last 24 hours. As of May 21 at 1 p.m., Columbia County is not in an overdose spike, according to a Press release from the Columbia County Department of Health.

Community partners will be mobilizing mass distribution of available Narcan and fentanyl testing strips.

If you or a loved one is in active addiction, you are encouraged to take the following precautions:

*If you must use, use safely or seek help for your addiction

*Have access to Narcan

*If you need a supply of Narcan call Greener Pathways at 518-822-7437

*Let a friend or loved one know where you are.

If someone you know experiences an overdose call 911 immediately. You can be protected by the Good Samaritan Law.

Help is available by calling Greener Pathways at 518-822-7437 or Columbia County Pathways To Recovery at 877-467-3365. In an emergency, call 911. Minutes matter in an overdose and you can save a life.

Donate blood in Germantown June 1

GERMANTOWN—Donate blood at the Germantown Community Blood Drive, Palatine Park Youth and Activity Building in the activities room, Palatine Park Road, Monday, June 1, 1 to 6 p.m.

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a pint of Stewart’s ice cream or gelato. Appointments are needed. Schedule online at or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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