Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the hospital’s auditorium.
Winter is traditionally a time of fewer blood donations, as would-be donors can easily become preoccupied with holidays or inhibited by cold weather. Additionally, a supply of limited flu vaccine has decreased eligibility. Approximately 2,000 patients per day in over 200 hospitals in New York and New Jersey are counting on donations. All eligible donors are urged to participate.
Employees, volunteers, visitors, and community members are invited to donate blood. An appointment is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors should be healthy, between the ages of 17 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the last 56 days. People over the age of 75 may also participate by presenting a physician’s letter of approval.
For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 845-786-4229.