Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and Long Island Blood Services will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Grove Village Hall, located at 980 Hawkins Avenue in Lake Grove.
“During the busy summer months, increased demand shrinks blood supply,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s important that everyone takes the opportunity to give back to their community. Donating blood takes just a few minutes and could save somebody’s life.”
According to Long Island Blood Services:
- Long Islanders between the ages of 17 and 76, weighing at least 110 lbs., and in overall good health can donate.
- Although 60 percent of Americans are eligible to donate, only five percent of Americans donate and only 2 percent donate on Long Island.
- About 4 million people receive blood transfusions every year.
All donors will receive two tickets to a New York Mets game courtesy of New York Blood Services. You must schedule an appointment. To do so, contact Assemblyman Fitzpatrick’s district office by calling (631) 724-2929.