Long Island Volunteer Center & Nassau County Firefighters Museum Sponsors 4th Annual Blood Drive to Recognize September 11th as a National Day of Service & Remembrance
Hempstead, N.Y. – August 4, 2014, The Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC) and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center are hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, September 8th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the Museum in Garden City. LIVC is asking Long Islanders to donate blood to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes. Registration is strongly recommended. The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is located along Museum Row on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City. This event is also sponsored by New Yorkers Volunteer, a program of the New York State Office of National & Community Service as part of the statewide Volunteer Generation Campaign.
The three past blood drives resulted in the collection of 130 pints of blood. LIVC is hoping to reach a total of 200 pints after this blood drive. All participants who donate blood will assemble and take home their own emergency preparedness kit as a thank you for their generosity. Participants will also be supporting National Disaster Preparedness month, which aims to bring awareness to the community, family and friends the importance of being prepared in times of disaster.
“There is no better way to remember those lost on 9/11 than by taking action to help others survive. Now in its fourth year, LIVC’s life-saving blood drive continues to grow bigger each year thanks to the generosity of our fellow Long Islanders,” said Simone Solz Leo, Blood Drive Chair at the Long Island Volunteer Center. “There is a constant need for blood donations in our region. Becoming a volunteer donor is a significant way to mark the September 11th anniversary and participate in the country’s National Day of Service & Remembrance.”
To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in general good health with no tattoos for the past 12 months. A sixteen-year old may donate blood with parental consent. Over the age of 76 requires a doctor’s note.
About the Long Island Volunteer Center:
The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island. For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please register at:
Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot
The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College
Taxis available from the following LIRR stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury
If using GPS:
DO NOT use the mailing address, as this will take you to the back of the building. Use 399 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Uniondale, NY. Prior to reaching 399 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., you will see the Museum on your right hand side.
For additional information, please contact us at:
BloodDrive@longislandvolunteercenter.org or 516-478-5018
For medical eligibility, please contact:
Long Island Blood Services at 1-800-688-0900