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Help Officers Save Lives at 104th Pct. Blood Drive

Donate This Tuesday In Ridgewood

Members of the public are invited to join New York’s Finest in donating “the gift of life” at a blood drive hosted by the 104th Precinct this Tuesday, June 11, at its Ridgewood stationhouse.

Coordinated in partnership with the New York Blood Center (NYBC), the drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the muster room of the 104th Precinct’s headquarters, which is located at 64-02 Catalpa Ave.

Pints of blood collected during the drive will be sent to local hospitals to help treat patients. New York City hospitals are known to require up to 2,000 pints of blood every day in order to meet the needs of patients who need transfusions to live.

One pint of donated blood can be used to save up to three people, according to the NYBC.

Donors must be between 17 and 75 years of age, though 16-year-olds may donate with the written consent of a parent or legal guardian. Seniors 76 years of age and over must provide a doctor’s note in order to donate .

All donors should weigh a minimum of 110 lbs., be in overall good health and must not have had a tattoo within the last year. Prior to donating, they should eat well and drink fluids.

A photo identification must be presented upon arrival.

For additional information on the 104th Precinct blood drive or to schedule an appointment, call P.O. PaulWhalen at 1-718-417-2408. For further details about medical eligibility, call the NYBC at 1-800- 688-0900.

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