Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C,I,Ref-Bethpage) announced the three blood drives he recently held throughout the district have collected a total of 130 pints of blood. The blood drives were held in Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainedge.
“We are very proud to host these events and we plan to host them every year,” said Mikulin. “Every person that comes in to donate is helping to save a life. Blood banks always seem to be in short supply, so we will continue to help them in any way we can. This year we were able to collect 130 pints of blood. We are very pleased with this and we will strive each year to beat the previous year’s collection total. Thank you to Long Island Blood Services for working with us, the New York Mets and McDonald’s for their contributions and all of our wonderful donors who helped make our blood drives
“Long Island Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is experiencing shortages of certain blood types and is urging members of our community to donate as well as sponsoring blood drives to help replenish our blood supply during the challenging days of summer,” said a representative from Long Island Blood Services.
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States is in need of blood every two seconds, however only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood or platelets.