(MANHASSET, N.Y.) – To help address the urgent blood shortage caused by a decrease in donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D – Great Neck) participated in Manhasset – Lakeville Fire Department’s community blood drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, Aug. 6. Legislator Birnbaum was one of the many residents who rolled up their sleeves to donate blood in support of New York Blood Center’s coordinated campaign to replenish blood supplies at local hospitals.
“The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department blood drive is just one way our first responders continue to serve our community and help save a life,” Legislator Birnbaum said. “Now that public health conditions have improved amidst the pandemic, it is more important than ever for residents to donate blood, and I thank everyone who gave the gift of life.”
Visit https://www.nybloodcenter.org/ to find an upcoming blood drive near you and to learn more about their COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program.