The Plainview-Old Bethpage PTA Council is holding its annual Winter Blood Drive on Monday at a time when there is a critical need for blood donations.
Due to the NY Blood Center lost 12,000 pints of blood. Many blood drives were canceled and others were postponed.
Plainview-area residents can help Monday: The event at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School runs from 10:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
From 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m., the public will be donating in the NY Blood Center's bloodmobile, parked in the back of the school on the Central Park Road entrance.
From 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., the drive will continue in the school's cafeteria (enter on the Southern Parkway entrance).
Donors should eat a low-fat meal before donating and drink plenty of fluids. Please bring photo identification. Donors can be between the ages of 16 (with parental consent) - 75 years old.
For questions or to make an appointment, email: email@example.com.
Organizers say there is no substitute for human blood - when you give, you truly give the gift of life to up to three people.
Save a life and be a hero during this time of critical need," said Colleen Mack-Savino, one of the organizers.