With the increase in the East End’s population, there’s an increased need for blood to serve patients at area hospitals. But the pandemic has resulted in a nationwide lack of blood donors.
Shelter Island will hold a blood drive at the EMS headquarters on Manwaring Road on Thursday, July 22, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Donors should eat and drink prior to giving blood and must bring a donor ID or an ID bearing their names and pictures. All donors must wear a mask or face covering. Staff members will be taking temperatures of each donor, and donors must be free of any COVID-19 symptoms for a minimum of 14 days.
If you have any concerns about COVID-19, you should contact your own physician to be tested.
While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred to maintain social distancing. Call 1-800-933-2566, or for further questions, call Kristen at 1-646-739-1827.
Every donor will receive a box of Girl Scout cookies.