(SYOSSET, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) is partnering with the Syosset Fire Department to host a “Thank Fall Sweepstakes” blood drive. Residents who roll up their sleeves to help save lives will be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 shopping spree at Target or Wal-Mart. The blood drive will be held on Monday, Nov 29 from 2 - 8 p.m. at the Syosset Fire Department, 50 Cold Spring Road, Syosset N.Y. 11791.
Eligible donors must have an ID with a signature or a photo, weigh at least 110 pounds, have had no tattoos in the last 12 months and be ages 16-75 years of age (16-year-old donors must have parental consent. Donors over age 76 must bring a doctor’s note.) O-negative and B-negative donors are especially needed in addition to all other blood types.
In compliance with COVID-19 prevention protocols, donors must wear a face mask or covering; have their temperature taken before donating; and must be 14 days symptom-free if they have recovered from COVID-19. Individuals that are currently observing self-quarantine restrictions or that have tested positive for COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days are not eligible to donate at this time.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact the New York Blood Center at 1-800- 933-BLOOD (25663) or visit https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/291635. Walk-in donors will be welcomed if drive capacity permits.