Eastern Long Island Hospital hosts three blood drives annually in the winter, spring and fall.  

When you donate blood, you give the gift of life.    

Each pint of donated blood can help save the lives of up to five people!

There is simply no substitute for human blood.  Voluntary blood donation is important to the health of your community.  Hospitals need to maintain an adequate blood supply for everyday emergencies.  Cancer, transplant and surgery patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many others depend on your blood donation.  

When you become a regular blood donor, you discover how good it is to give.  You are eligible to give blood every 56 days.  Eligible donors include those who are at least age 16, with parental permission or consent, who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health.  People over 75 may donate with a doctor’s note. 

If in doubt about medical eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900 or visit http://www.nybloodcenter.org.  Photo or signature identification is required at time of donation.