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 1st from 9AM to 3PM.
“Donating blood is a quick and simple gesture that makes a major difference. Blood centers are in critical need at this time, and each donation could save up to three lives. Our Smithtown community has a proud history of working together to help those in need. We have had so many residents and employees participate in blood drives in the past. I hope many more are inspired to join us in providing others with this lifesaving gift.” - 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, however walk-ins will be welcomed if space permits.
Please remember to eat, drink and bring your donor ID card or ID with name and photo. Masks are optional for all donors and staff. For a full list of COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit www.nybc.org/coronavirus.
Minimum Weight: 110 lbs
No new tattoos for the past 3 months
Ages 17 - 75 (Under 17 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.
Smithtown Landing Country Club is located at 495 Landing Avenue, Smithtown.
For more information on this and other ways to give back, please contact Smithtown Public Information Officer Nicole Garguilo at 631-360-7600 or via email at SPIO@tosgov.com.