January 28 Blood Drive in New Hyde Park

January 13, 2010 – New York State Senator Craig Johnson, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and the North Lakeville and Lakeville Estates Civic Associations, in collaboration with New York Blood Center, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, January 28, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, 21 78th Avenue, in New Hyde Park, NY.


Eligibility Criteria for Blood Drive

Age: 16-75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note.)

Minimum weight: 110 pounds

Bring ID with signature or photo.

Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids.

No tattoos for past 12 months.

For questions concerning eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900.

Blood drives are of special importance to the thalassemia community, providing the blood that is the staple of treatment for individuals with beta thalassemia major.

CAF encourages all eligible volunteers in the area to come out on January 28 and make a donation of “The Gift of Life.”

Walk-ins are welcome at the January 28 drive, or you can make an appointment by clicking here.

CAF thanks all those involved in arranging this blood drive and gives special thanks to Senator Craig Johnson for his leadership role in the fight against thalassemia. We also extend our very special thanks to all those whose donations of blood help not only the thalassemia community but all those who need blood products.

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