Despite the lingering snow and chilly temperatures, spring is almost here – when life awakens. You can give the gift of life by donating blood at Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday, March 30, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The drive, to support Long Island Blood Services, will be conducted on the first floor of the St. Anne’s building on the hospital campus, located just south of the Southern State Parkway, at Exit 19 – Peninsula Boulevard.
Almost any healthy person over the age of 16 (under-17 need a parent’s note, over-76 need a doctor’s note, obtained within two weeks of their donation) who weighs 110 pounds or more can donate.
Donors should have eaten lightly and should bring reading glasses and ID with photo and/or signature; donors should know their Social Security number. To register for this blood drive, call Jeannie Jaeger at 516-705-2589.
Donors get their blood typed, blood pressure and cholesterol checked.
If your blood is type A-Positive, B-Positive or AB, the New York Blood Center requests that you consider making a platelet donation at one of their donor centers in Lake Success, Rockville Centre or elsewhere.
Platelets are disk-like blood components that are needed by cancer patients and others to assist with clotting problems. For more information or to schedule a platelet appointment, call 800-933-2566 visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
A member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Mercy Medical Center, located at 1000 North Village Avenue in Rockville Centre, has been providing compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care to residents of Nassau County and the surrounding New York Metropolitan area since 1913.
Founded by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus, Mercy is proud to advance the Catholic Health Services of Long Island mission of promoting excellence in care and commitment to those in need.
To schedule your very own blood drive, please contact Karen Muscolino at Long Island Blood Services at 516-478-5038 or by email at Kmuscolino@nybloodcenter.org.