The surgeon general said last week that we are facing a serve blood shortage. Those who can, please donate blood, doing so would be an act of kindness.
There is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime in their lives. One pint of blood saves three lives.
Blood only lasts for 42 days. Your blood donation is critically important now and greater than ever before. Approximately 75 percent of the incoming blood supply was interrupted due the coronavirus.
The New York Blood Center has increased capacity at donor centers by extending hours and opening for extra days a week. These modifications help control a safe environment for healthy donors. For more information you can call (800) 933-2566 or visit nybc.org/coronavirus.
Frederick R.Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village