2 Blood Drives Scheduled to Ease Shortage

Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth, Huntington American Legion Post #360 and the Halesite Fire Department are sponsoring back-to-back blood drives with New York Blood Center on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 in response to the emergency blood shortage. 

“Our hospitals need the public’s help with the emergency blood shortage we are facing,” said Supervisor Ed Smyth. “One blood donation can save up to three lives — please share this life-saving gift.” 

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome if time and space permit.

 Donors should eat and drink before their appointment, and bring their donor ID card or photo ID.

Masks are required for all donors regardless of vaccination status. 


Thursday, April 21 

 The American Legion, 1 Mill Dam Road, Halesite, NY from 3:30pm-8:00pm. To make an appointment, contact: Ryen Hendricks at [email protected] or register online at: https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/292863


Friday, April 22 

Halesite Fire Department, from 3:30pm-8:00pm. All donors are asked to park in the municipal parking lot behind the fire department building, not in the area immediately around the building, and enter through the back door of the building. To make an appointment, register online at: https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/299416  

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