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06/28/17 6:00am
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone stressed on Monday for residents to donate blood after the New York Blood Center declared a blood emergency in the New York metropolitan area.

“There are hundreds, if not thousands of people waiting for a life-saving blood transfusion that could be the difference between life and death,” Mr. Bellone said in a press release.

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01/29/15 8:00am
01/29/2015 8:00 AM
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…)

02/12/14 11:59am
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RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | The New York Blood Center in Riverhead.

The New York Blood Center in Riverhead. (Photo by Rachel Young.)

Long Island’s recent string of winter storms has led to a critical shortage of community blood and platelets, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in a Feb. 11 press release asking donors to head to their nearest New York Blood Center. (more…)