(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is collaborating with St. Joseph’s Church in Kings Park, to host a blood drive on Thursday, August 29 from 1:30pm – 7:30pm. It will be at Travis Hall – Lower Level, behind the church at 59 Church Street. The drive is to benefit the blood banks maintained by Long Island Blood Services, which provides blood to hospitals throughout Long Island.
To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be between the ages of 16 (16 with parental consent) and 75, weigh over 110 pounds and not have had a tattoo in the last 12 months. Please bring a valid photo ID with you and eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. If you have donated before, please bring your blood donor card with you.
“Hospitals are always in need of blood supplies so it is important that if you can donate blood to do so because one pint of blood can help save three lives,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta. As a “thank you,” LI Blood Services is giving each donor two free Mets tickets. For more information, please call Legislator Trotta’s district office at 631-854-3900.