The Village of East Hills will be hosting its annual Summer Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Sunday, June 4, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Theater at the Park at East Hills.
Anyone who is healthy, 16 years of age or older (under age 17 requires signed parental consent), and weighs at least 110 pounds is eligible to donate blood.
The procedure takes just 10-12 minutes and is performed by a trained professional from the NYBC. People aged 76 and older can donate blood if they meet all criteria and present a physician’s letter.
Each donation helps provide blood to up to three people of all ages. Accident victims, burn victims, people undergoing heart surgery, chemotherapy and many others who need emergency blood donations will greatly benefit.
East Hills welcomes residents and non-residents to participate in the blood drive. Appointments are recommended for blood donations.
To schedule an appointment or ask any questions, participants may contact Eliza Liebowitz at [email protected] or (516) 458-0390. Participants may also sign up for an appointment directly at this link:
Additionally, East Hills will be teaming up with law enforcement for a pill drive where residents can dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter pills to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands or contaminating the environment. Pill drive hours will be from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
East Hills Mayor Michael Koblenz commented: “We thank Eliza Liebowitz for her dedicated service as the Roslyn High School Student Chair of the pill and blood drives. We also appreciate the fine work of the hard-working committee of high school student volunteers who greatly assisted with this event. Lastly, we would like to recognize, with profound gratitude, all the exceptional volunteers and donors who are helping to make the blood drive a huge success. Everyone who is a part of the program will be directly responsible for giving the gift of life to so many people this summer.”