Hempstead, NY - January 8, 2015 - In recognition of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is partnering with the Nassau County Department of Health, United Healthcare and NuHealth in supporting a blood drive to assist those in need. The blood drive will take place on Tuesday, January 27th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at United Healthcare, located at 250 Fulton Avenue, Suite 121, in Hempstead.
“I am proud of this partnership which helps save lives and promotes the importance of blood donation,” said County Executive Mangano. “A single blood donation may help save the lives of three people, and I encourage all who are good health to consider giving back this New Year.”
For over 40 years, January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month. The need for blood locally is constant, but due to inclement weather, holiday travel schedules and illnesses, January is often a difficult month to recruit people to donate blood.
Donating blood is a simple lifesaving gift, and takes approximately one hour. To participate in this drive, donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. No appointment is necessary.
For additional information, contact the Nassau County Department of Health at (516) 227-9675 or United Healthcare at (516) 680-9580.