The local New York City Police Department’s 61st Precinct in conjunction with the Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services (A Division of the New York Blood Center) is having a blood drive next Thursday, November 13.
According to information on the flyer, Brooklyn is falling behind in the number of residents who donate with only 2 percent giving blood, compared to the nationwide average of 5 percent. Something tells me that Brooklyn also uses up quite a bit of that blood donated, as well.
We encourage you to muster up the strength and head on over to the Muster Room on the 1st Floor at the 61st Precinct. The ad promises a free gift to those who are brave enough to come out for the effort.
NYPD – 61st Precinct Blood Drive
When: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: 1st Floor Muster Room at
2575 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Located: Between Gravesend Neck Rd & Ave W
For more info or to schedule appt:
P.O. Sikes (718) 627-6611
-Must have valid ID & know SS#
-Min. weight 110 lbs
-Betw. 17-76 yrs of age
-No tattoos within the past 12 mos.
For medical questions related to giving blood, or if you can’t make it to this event, call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-688-0900.