Assemblyman to Sponsor Blood Drive

New York State Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C, I-Merrick) will hold his yearly blood drive on Thursday, April 30, from 1:30-to-7:30 p.m. at the Merrick Road Golf Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick. McDonough said he is looking forward to hosting another blood drive to benefit Long Island and emphasized the need that blood banks have as we move into the summer season.

“I am pleased to announce the return of my yearly blood drive,” McDonough said. “As we move into the warmer seasons, the number of serious accidents rises and blood banks become low on resources as they are called into action on a more frequent basis. I encourage all of my constituents to donate blood to benefit our community and Long Island as a whole. Only a few minutes of your time can save someone’s life tomorrow.”

To be eligible to give blood, you must bring valid photo or signature identification, weigh at least 110 lbs, be age 16 to 69, eat well, be hydrated prior to your appointment, and not have gotten a tattoo within the past twelve months (unless applied in New Jersey). For more information or to make an appointment,  contact McDonough’s district office at 409-2070.

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