Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium.
Hudson Valley Blood Services, which operates the drive, has declared an emergency blood shortage. In particular, there is a critical need for donors with O- and B- blood types. All eligible donors are urgently encouraged to come out and donate blood. All donors will receive a free total cholesterol screening. Fasting is not necessary.
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.