(WOODBURY, N.Y.) – Nearly 40 residents rolled up their sleeves to give the gift of life during National Blood Donor Month at a successful blood drive at the Woodbury Jewish Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) hosted the drive in partnership with the Woodbury Jewish Center and co-organizer Joseph Sakhai. They collaborated with twin brothers Jacob and Sammy Fogel, who helped publicize and organize the drive as part of a mitzvah project through the Woodbury Jewish Center. A total of 38 units were donated, which can be used to help approximately 114 people.
“For anybody that has ‘giving back to the community’ on their list of New Year’s Resolutions, donating blood is a great place to start,” Legislator Lafazan said. “Thanks to the efforts of the Woodbury Jewish Center, Joseph Sakhai, our donors, and Jacob and Sammy Fogel – two young leaders whose efforts prove it’s never too early to make a difference – this was a truly successful blood drive that will have life-saving impacts.”
PHOTO CAPTION (left photo) – Jacob and Sammy Fogel helped Legislator Lafazan and the Woodbury Jewish Center publicize and organize the blood drive as part of a mitzvah project.
PHOTO CAPTION (right photo) – Co-organizer David Sakhai donates blood at the Woodbury Jewish Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
PHOTO CREDITS – Photos by David Sakhai