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.
The Southold Fire Department will host a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 24 between 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. at the main firehouse on Main Road. The popular spaghetti dinner for all those who donate will start after 5 p.m. READ
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.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is asking for the community to help save lives this summer amid a continuing blood emergency declared by the New York Blood Center. READ
Southold’s firefighters are already dedicated to saving lives. But the Southold Fire Department took its mission to a new level last year by generating more blood donations than any other fire department on Long Island, according to the New York Blood Center.
A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
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The East End’s only blood donation center, the brick-and-mortar Long Island Blood Services, quietly closed its doors in Riverhead this spring — so quietly, in fact, that many in the community were unaware. (more…)
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…)