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USMMA to Host Blood Drive to Benefit Long Island Blood Services

The public are invited to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s  (USMMA) upcoming Blood Drive to benefit Long Island Blood Services. USMMA hosts three blood drives each year. This blood drive takes on critical importance at a time when LI Blood services is experiencing a shortage of blood supplies due recent severe weather in our area. Each donation has the potential to save three lives.

When:   Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where:  U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, New York – Land Hall

Time:     6:00 to 9:00 pm

Open to the public who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • ID with signature and photo
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs
  • Age 16 - 75 (16 year-olds must present written permission from a parent.  Individuals 76 and over must present a doctor's note)
  • Must be well-hydrated and have eaten a low fat meal
  • No tattoos for past 12 months

Please note:  Certain donors who have travelled internationally within the last year, may not be eligible to donate. This will be determined at the time of registration and on a case by case basis depending on where travel took place.

For additional information regarding eligibility for donation, interested parties are advised to call 1.800.688.0900

For information specific to USMMAs Blood Drive please contact Lisa Pino at

Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014
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