Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and St. Joseph’s Church in Kings Park will host a blood drive on Tuesday, June 27th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. It is located at Travis Hall – Lower Level, behind St. Joseph’s at 59 Church Street. The move is intended to benefit the blood bank 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 76 (if over 76, you need written permission from your doctor), weigh more than 110 pounds and have no tattoos in the past three month. Please bring a valid photo ID. LI Blood Services recommends that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. Previous blood donors should carry their blood donation card with them.

As a token of appreciation for donating a pint of blood, each donor will receive a free Mets T-shirt. Additionally, all donors have the chance to win two Met tickets.

“Hospitals are always in need of blood supplies so it’s important if you can donate because a pint of blood can help save three lives. We do a blood drive every year so I thank those who have attended in the past and hope you Can consider donating blood again,” Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta said. For more information, please contact Legislator Trotta’s District Office at 631-854-3900.

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