Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, will host his second annual blood drive Tuesday evening at the .
The New York Blood Center has sent out an urgent request for people with O-negative blood, who are known as “universal donors” because their blood can be transfused to anyone, to participate.
Rob Purvis, NYBC’s vice president, said the summer months typically have the least number of blood donations.
“Although we have not experienced a widespread shortage as is being reported in other parts of the country, we have noticed an uptick in local demand that may reflect shortages elsewhere,” Purvis said.
The blood drive will take place from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Bay Terrace Shopping Center’s main level.
Donors will receive two tickets to an upcoming Mets game at Citi Field.
Those interested in participating should bring a valid photo ID and must weigh at least 110 pounds.
Donors must also be between the ages of 16 and 76 years, although 16-year-olds must have parental permission.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 718-631-6703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.