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Letter: Lend A Pint Of Blood

We, as a community, are faced with a dire situation. The New York Blood Center is asking for assistance over the summer to maintain the necessary supply of all blood types, but specifically O-negative. 

 

The summer months pose the greatest difficulty for the Blood Center as they historically see a drop in donations. I hope this letter serves as a reminder and I urge all residents to continue to help those in need by donating blood. Every donation goes a long way to help saving the lives of those in medical emergencies.

 

I, along with Legislator Michael Venditto, will be hosting a blood drive at the Farmingdale Public Library on August 25th from 1:30 to 7:30PM. For more information, please contact my office. 

To find other locations to donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, please call toll free 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.

 

I thank all of you in advance for your generous donations as we continue to help make our community stronger and more prepared for any sort of emergency, both small and large.

Rose Marie Walker

 

Legislator 

 

Nassau County Legislature, District 17

Nassau County Legislature, District 17


News

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has frustrated commuters for years with it’s ridiculous fares, limited trains and constant problems, especially during the rush hour ride home.

Though the MTA is making an effort to add more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

After surviving the “Cold Blooded” episode last week, the eight remaining contestants on Ink Master faced off in a “Flash Challenge” testing their ability to use finesse. The tougher the situation, the more finesse an artist needs to create a masterpiece, and this week was no exception.

Artists were given five hours to tattoo amputees. The residual limb left behind after an amputation can be badly traumatized, unusually shaped and scarred. The artists were challenged to create a phenomenal tattoo on the residual limb to make these amputees love the part of their body they are missing. Although all of the contestants created beautiful designs, Bethpage’s Erik Siuda’s incorporation of the scar tissue and pre-existing tattoo into his design showed the most finesse.


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