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From the Desk of Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt

Blood Drive January 19 in Carle Place

New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (R-East Meadow), in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services, will sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Carle Place Fire Department, 460 Broadway.

Donors must have a valid I.D., weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 16 years of age (16 year olds need parental consent, and those 76 years of age and older need a doctor’s note), eat well and be hydrated prior to appointment, and not have gotten a tattoo within past 12 months (unless applied in New Jersey). Call 1-800-688-0900 for further questions regarding medical eligibility.

“Blood is a precious resource that can save lives, and I encourage all community members to donate,” McKevitt said.

Those who wish to donate blood are asked to call Assemblyman McKevitt’s office at 739-5119 to schedule an appointment. There will be great raffle prizes from local vendors including, Angelo’s Pizza, Pasta & Cafe, Café Baci, Cafe Formaggio, Carle Place Diner, Nail Spa, Piccolo Ristorante, and the NY Islanders. Additionally, Starbucks Coffee will provide free coffee during the drive.