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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Smithtown Blood Drive

Smithtown Blood Drive to be Held at Smithtown Landing Country Club on March 18th

The Town of Smithtown Personnel Department, in collaboration with the New York Blood Center, will host a Blood Drive at the Smithtown Landing Country Club on March 18th from 9AM to 3PM.

Anyone wishing to help make a difference can schedule an appointment at www.nybc.org, click on “Donate Blood”, “Where to Donate”, then “Sponsor Name Search” and type in “Smithtown”.

The New York Blood Center is seeing an increasing number of blood drives being cancelled in the month of March as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. These cancellations pose a significant threat to the blood supply. As a result, the New York Blood Center is seeking to double the blood reserves now to prevent shortages in the future. Donors are encouraged to refrain from donating or attending a blood drive if they have traveled to areas with Coronavirus outbreaks, as defined by the CDC.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum Weight: 110 lbs

  • No new tattoos for the past 12 months 

  • Ages 16 - 75 (Under 16 with Parent’s Permission, Over 75 with Doctor’s Permission)

  • Donor Card or ID required

About New York Blood Center:

New York Blood Center is a non-profit independent blood center that provides lifesaving blood products and services to nearly 200 hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.    

DID YOU KNOW:

Only 2% of the local eligible population donates blood each year, and if only 1% more of Americans donated, blood shortages would disappear.

1 in 3 people will need a blood product in their lifetime.

The donation process will take an average of 10 minutes.

For more information on this event and how to register, contact Dineen Szczepanski at 631-360-7626. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to all donors at the event.

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