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Halesite FD to Host Blood Drive 8/18/16

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Long Island Blood Services has declared an official
blood emergency. The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with a less-than-two-day supply of
B negative, A negative, and O negative blood, which is the type needed most readily in trauma situations and
emergency rooms because it is the "universal" blood type. A seven- to nine-day supply is considered ideal. Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation. Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of regional blood collection, decrease when schools close for the summer.

Recent national tragedies, like the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida are reminders that it is crucial for blood
centers to have an adequately stocked blood supply on hand at all times so trauma patients can be properly
treated. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to America's Blood Centers. Nearly 2,000
donations are needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone.

So do your part this summer and attend our bi-annual blood drive hosted by our Ladies Auxiliary. As an added bonus anyone who attends (even if you are unable to donate that day) will be treated to a steak dinner, barbecued by our volunteer firefighters!

No pre-registration needed, although we recommend your come earlier as the line extends once people are getting out of work and returning home. Eligible donors are aged 16 and up (under 18 must have parental signature), must weigh 110 lbs or more, and be feeling healthy the day of donation.




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