January 17, 2007
Donate blood and have your cholesterol checked at the same time. Eastern Long Island Hospital will host a blood drive on February 8 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cholesterol results will be mailed to your home within 30 days of your donation courtesy Long Island Blood Services.
In addition, all blood donors will receive a $5 gift certificate to the hospital's Corner Gift Shop or the Green House Grill. The ELIH blood drive is supported by the medical staff.
Blood donation is important to the health of a community, hospital officials said. Hospitals need to maintain an adequate blood supply for everyday emergencies, for patients undergoing surgery and patients with cancer. Long Island requires nearly 800 volunteer donations a day to serve patients in 50 local hospitals. Each pint of blood donated can help save the lives of up to five people.
Be a lifesaver: Call 477-5100 today to schedule your blood donation appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.