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Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town of Smithtown Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Smithtown Blood Drive to be Held at Smithtown Landing Country Club on September 22

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 September 22nd from 9AM to 3PM.


“Donating blood is literally a life saving gift… ask anyone who has been a recipient. Our community has a proud reputation of coming together to help one another in times of need. After speaking with our friends at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital last week, and learning of the blood shortage that is impacting the area, I am confident that our notably selfless residents will again step up to help.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim


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 “Town of Smithtown”. Appointments are preferred but not required.


Donors Presenting:

  • Must wear a mask or face covering

  • Will have their temperature taken

  • Must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19

  • May NOT donate if they have a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • May NOT donate if they are currently on self-quarantine requirements


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 DSzczepanski@smithtownny.gov, or at 631-360-7626. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to all donors at the event.

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