05/18/19 6:01am
05/18/2019 6:01 AM

A community effort once again has landed the Southold Fire Department the Terry Farrell Award for collecting more pints of donated blood donations than any other department on Long Island and the Hudson Valley.

It’s the fourth straight year the department earned the honors.

01/29/15 8:00am
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A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

With blizzard conditions sweeping the region this week, the last thing on many people’s minds has been donating blood — and it’s created the largest loss of blood donations since Hurricane Sandy, according to New York Blood Center officials. (more…)

05/10/14 6:00am
05/10/2014 6:00 AM


Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host an epilepsy support group Monday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in conference room A on the second floor. The group provides encouragement, acceptance, comfort and empowerment. Patients, friends and family are all welcome. For information, or to recommend a speaker, contact Charlie Petersen at [email protected] or 728-2804.  (more…)

02/02/13 7:00am
02/02/2013 7:00 AM


Eastern Long Island Hospital has declared a blood shortage emergency and is in “dire need of blood donations,” according to the hospital.

The hospital will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the conference room. For an appointment, call 477-5100, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and have not donated blood in the previous 59 days. Anyone who had a tattoo during the past 12 months cannot donate blood.

Those 16 years old must have parental consent and the permission form can be downloaded from nybloodcenter.org/16. Anyone 76 and over must have a doctor’s note.

Bring identification with a signature or a photo.

The hospital suggests potential donors eat well with low fat foods and drink fluids beforehand.

For info on medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900.

Donors will receive a $5 gift card for use at the hospital’s Corner Gift Shop or Green House Grill.