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Blood drive in Huntington Station

Assemb. Jim Conte (R,I,C,WF-Huntington Station) is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with New York Blood Services and the Huntington Community First Aid Squad at the Huntington Community First Aid Squad meeting room located at 2 Railroad St. from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“The donation of blood is critical to saving lives in emergency situations,” said Conte. “Blood donations can mean the difference between life and death in such situations, and to ensure the well-being of the community, I am encouraging individuals to make donating blood a priority this summer.”

Individuals planning to donate blood need to register for the drive by contacting Assemblyman Conte’s office by phone at (631) 271-8025, e-mail, or in person by stopping by his district office at 1783 New York Ave., Huntington Station.

To be a donor, one must:
   * Bring valid photo or signature identification.
   * Weigh at least 110 lbs.
   * Be at least 16-years old (16-year olds need parental consent, and  those 76 years of age and over need a doctor’s note).
   * Eat well and be hydrated prior to appointment.
   * Noy have gotten a tattoo within the past year (unless applied in New Jersey).

“A blood supply shortage is a problem that individuals have the power to fix,” remarked Conte. “I implore members of the community to donate blood to help raise the region’s blood supply this year. I know I will be donating to help this important cause.”

“I’m encouraging all Long Islanders to join me on Tuesday, September 29th to donate blood and help save lives,” Conte said.

Jen Pratico is a legislative aide to Conte.

Tags: Huntington Station , health , good deeds

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