In response to the ongoing critical blood shortage on Long Island, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside will hold an emergency blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call South Nassau’s Human Resources Department at (516) 632-4080. For medical questions concerning blood donations call 1-800-688-0900.
Eligible blood donors must:
· Bring ID with signature or photo
· Weigh at least 110 lbs.
· Be between the ages of 16 and 75 (16-year-olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctors note)
· Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids before donating blood
· Have had no tattoos put on their body for past 12 months.