Blood Drive Seeks out Staff
With the need for blood and blood products as pressing as ever, the Huntington School District plans to do its part on Tuesday, February 7 when it holds its annual blood drive at Jack Abrams School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff members and community residents are encouraged to participate.
Long Island Blood Services is staffing the drive, which features extended hours beyond the end of the normal school day in an effort to give dozens of additional opportunities to those willing to donate.
Maintaining a sufficient supply of blood is only possible with continued blood drives such as the one being held on February 7. According to organizers, many people don't realize one pint of blood can assist up to six other individuals in need.
A person can donate blood every 56 days or up to six times per year. Those donating blood must bring a photo ID along with their Social Security number. Teachers and support staff members can schedule a specific appointment time by completing a form and submitting it to their respective school nurse. Community members can just go to Jack Abrams School on the day of the drive and they will be accommodated as walk-ins.
Questions regarding medical eligibility for blood donations should be directed to Long Island Blood Services at (516) 478-5012. Visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information.
Faculty and staff members are asked to complete a donor pledge form by Friday, January 13. Community members can bring the form with them on the day of the drive. Forms can be found on the Huntington School District's website at www.hufsd.edu.